FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2005
Jack Savage, (603) 224-9945
Savage Appointed Vice President Communications and Outreach
CONCORD, N.H., Dec. 1, 2005—The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced the recent hiring of Jack Savage of Middleton, New Hamsphire as its new Vice President for Communications and Outreach. At the Forest Society, Savage will oversee all aspects of the Forest Society’s publications (including the quarterly magazine Forest Notes), public relations, and educational programming.
“I was drawn to the Forest Society because of its mission, history, and collaborative approach,” Savage said. “As I’ve watched my community grow, I’ve come to the conclusion that land conservation is the best way to sustain a high quality of life in New Hampshire.”
A former Portsmouth resident who now lives in Middleton, Savage has been active in the community as Selectman, Chair of the Planning Board, and Chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. As a volunteer and member of the regional conservation group Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, Savage helped facilitate the Forest Society’s recent acquisition of more than 2,000 acres in the Moose Mountains range. Savage and his wife are restoring an old farm and he's working to certify their wood lot as a Tree Farm.
As a writer and publisher, Savage has broad experience in newspapers, magazines, and book publishing endeavors. He is a former editor of NH Profiles magazine, publisher of NH Seacoast Sunday newspaper, and operated his own company, Carriage House Publishing. He has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations, including founding board member and past president of the N.H. Writers Project.
“We’re delighted to have Jack on board, and we’re looking forward to having him put his considerable skills to work for something as important as protecting New Hampshire’s forest and open spaces,” said Jane Difley, President/Forester of the Forest Society.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org) was founded in 1901 to protect the state’s most important landscapes and promote the wise use of its renewable natural resources. Today, the Forest Society owns 145 reservations that encompass over 40,000 acres in 90 communities across the state. In addition, the Forest Society holds more than 600 conservation easements on over 90,000 acres, and conducts ongoing programs in research, advocacy, land protection, education, land management and sustainable forestry.