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Robin sitting on winterberry holly bush in winter

Federal Infrastructure Legislation Funds Environmental Protection and Climate Change Efforts

Matt Leahy | December 20, 2021

Explaining the environmental and climate change related provisions in recently passed legislation.

A view of land within the Mahoosic Highlands Initiative.

Shelburne Valley Forest Receives $500,000 Land & Community Heritage Investment Program Grant

December 14, 2021

The Forest Society's Mahoosuc Highlands Initiative receives a big boost from NH LCHIP.

EPA climate change graphic with buildings in back ground, reads "Climate Change is Happening Now"

EPA Relaunches Climate Indicators Website

Matt Leahy | May 24, 2021

Find out how climate change is affecting human health and the environment.

ice builds-up on crab apple branches

Something Wild: Bend But Don't Break - How Trees Survive Northern Winters

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin, Emily Quirk | February 12, 2021

When winter precipitation includes heavy wet snow or ice storms bring freezing rain, trees must endure the weather conditions. Some are better adapted than others and coping strategies vary by tree species.

Dan Szczesny in red parka poses at rime ice crusted summit sign on Mt Washington in winter

Cold is Cool Speaker Series Continues

Anna Berry | January 20, 2021

Plug in to watch and learn from expert speakers and then unplug outside.

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

2022 Legislative Session Outlook

Matt Leahy | December 9, 2020

Although the New Hampshire Legislature convenes for its 168th Session on January 5, 2022, its work actually begins in November and December of 2020.

A pink petunia is covered in an early snow in October.

Poetry After the Fall

Dave Anderson | November 5, 2020

New Hampshire’s ever-changing weather and scenery drive the NH tourism economy and collective mood swings. Beyond the recent tumult of politics and pandemic, the forest offers an antidote: a sense of place, personality and yes, poetry.

Trees stand in a forest conservation easement.

Federal Legislation Aims to Keep Working Forests as Forests

Matt Leahy | September 24, 2020

If enacted, the Forest Incentives Program Act will be one important tool forest landowners can use to sustainably manage their lands.