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View of the NH capitol from the Conservation Center in East Concord

Forest Advocate: House Committee Delays Final Vote on NH Energy Site Evaluation Committee Legislation

Matt Leahy | March 20, 2023

We will re-engage on the bill when the Committee takes up the bill again in September.

Wells being drilled to create the geothermal system at The Rocks.

First Phase of Geothermal Project at The Rocks Completed

Anna Berry, Will Abbott | March 5, 2023

The geothermal system will help turn the Carriage Barn become a net-zero building as it's renovated into the North Country headquarters of the Forest Society.

Students pose with shovels after planting trees

What We Accomplished Together in 2022

Jack Savage | December 27, 2022

Over the past year, we completed 12 land protection projects, encompassing nearly 2,200 acres.

An expansive view of Lake Solitude in winter.

New Study Shows Climate Change’s Impact on New England Winters

Matt Leahy | December 22, 2022

Most notably, two of the top five cities that experienced the largest increase in winter temperatures were in New England.

NH State House dome seen from Conservation Center in winter covered in snow.

2023 Legislative Session Outlook

Matt Leahy | December 10, 2022

Here are the issue areas we believe will be of interest to environmental protection, renewable energy, and conservation stakeholders in New Hampshire.​

The solar array at The Rocks.

Solar Array Completed at The Rocks to Offset 156,000 Pounds of Carbon Annually

Kelly Whalen | December 10, 2022

The solar array is made up of 180 photovoltaic solar panels spanning three, ground-mounted rows in a field next to the Carriage Barn.

Canadian geese find open water at Lake Massabesic on an early spring day in March.

Study Finds Warming Winters Present a Serious Threat to Water Quality

Matt Leahy | November 27, 2022

The report found that climate change has increased cold season snowmelt, the amount of winter precipitation falling as rain, and the frequency of rain-on-snow precipitation events.

A wild apple tree is covered in snow.

National Climate Assessment to be Updated: Information Session on December 1

Matt Leahy | November 20, 2022

The Global Change Research Act of 1990 mandates the U.S. Global Change Research Program prepare this report every four years.