Forest Society Offers Condolences to Family of Jim Johnson

January 8, 2012

The Forest Society was saddened to hear of the death of one of its volunteer land stewards, Jim Johnson of Jaffrey who was known for his dedicated work on Mount Monadnock. Casey Farrar's story in the Keene Sentinel can be read here

"Jim was known as a kind of ‘super-volunteer’ on our Monadnock Reservation, working tirelessly to improve the trails that so many people enjoy,” said Jane Difley, president./forester at the Forest Society. “We were all stunned to hear of his sudden death and our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family.

 “For a number of years Jim has been one of our Land Stewards, and he focused much of his efforts on the Marlboro Trail and Dublin Trail on Monadnock,” Difley said. “No doubt Forest Society volunteers and staff alike will continue to be inspired by his hard work and dedication. Not only will we all miss Jim, but I wouldn’t hesitate to say that Mount Monadnock will miss him as well.”