Tour Yatsevitch Forest with the Forest Society

January 18, 2011

Forest Society Hosts Timber Harvest Tour at the Yatsevitch Forest Reservation
in Cornish and Plainfield

Join the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and consulting forester Jeremy Turner from Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. on a timber harvest tour on Saturday, January 29 from 10 am to 1 pm.

This winter Tracey Burns and Bruce Streeter of Pioneer Forestry are working to remove over-story white pine and low-grade wood to improve a northern hardwood forest at the Forest Society’s Yatsevitch Forest Reservation in Cornish and Plainfield. Tour participants will learn about logging, wood markets, and the diverse mix of products generated by a careful timber harvest as well as silviculture and invasive species. We’ll also visit the site of some recent patch cuts created to provide more diverse wildlife habitat. Care is taken to protect wildlife habitats, water quality, cultural and historical resources, recreational trails and aesthetics.

The care and responsible management of these forest reservations contributes to the local, statewide, and regional forest products economy, providing good jobs and economic revenue ripple effects across the entire region. The forest products industry in New Hampshire provides $2.3 billion in annual revenues and employs nearly 10,000 workers in logging, trucking, sawmills, and pulp and paper industries.

Pre-registration for this timber harvest tour, which includes easy hiking, is required. For more information or to register, visit, email, or call Tina at 603-224-9945 ext. 313.

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit