How to Become a Land Steward

Pictured above is the 2016 Land Steward training class.

We have transitioned the long-standing Land Steward Training to a *new* online-hybrid volunteer training program which was launched in Spring 2021. New volunteer Land Stewards are required to participate in the training program before being assigned a forest reservation.

Topics covered in the training include Forest Society organizational overview, forest management and timber harvesting, trail maintenance, map & survey reading and compass navigation, community engagement, and recreation management. Online presentations & webinars will be supplimented with in-the-field timber harvest tours, small group & one-on-one visits to a forest near you!

For more information about becoming a volunteer Land Steward, please email Laurel Swope-Brush.


We are looking for volunteers in these areas:

(This list was last updated 11/15/2023)

Belknap County: 

Carroll County:

Contact us if you are interested in partnering with existing stewards on a property in Carroll County

Cheshire County:

Stoddard - Crider Forest

Coos County:

Grafton County:

Hillsborough County:

Merrimack County:

Strafford County:

There may also be opportunities on other forest reservations.
Contact us for more info about specific Forest Society Reservations