Recent Accomplishments

An autumn view of the Mahoosuc Highlands from above.
Recent accomplishments include the protection of 3,700 acres in the Mahoosuc Highlands (above).

We're excited to share the good news about recently completed land protection projects:

  • Deepwood Forest, Canterbury & Northfield ~ The Stern family and the Forest Society teamed up to protect 400 acres in the Merrimack River Watershed.
  • Coskie Conservation Easement, Middleton ~ The Coskie family and the Forest Society worked together to protect 70 acres in the Moose Mountains.
  • Mahoosuc Highlands Initiative, Shelburne ~ We completed the permanent protection of the 2,670-acre Shelburne Valley Forest and 1,030-acre Bald Cap Peak Forest, known collectively as the Mahoosuc Highlands Initiative, in partnership with The Conservation Fund and the Town of Shelburne’s Conservation Commission. The 3,700 acres will become the Forest Society's second-largest forest reservation.
  • Paget Farm Conservation Easement, Cornish ~ Wallace and Jerryne Cole donated a conservation easement over 203 acres, directly abutting the southern boundary of the Yatsevitch Forest.
  • Mitchell Conservation Easement, Gilmanton ~ The Mitchell family donated a conservation easement on 40 acres, added to the 664 acres they have already protected, to the Forest Society.
  • Derevya Farms, Allenstown ~ Thanks to the Trowbridge-Bonk family, the Merrimack Watershed Partnership, and donors from across the state, we've permanently protected 116 acres in Allenstown at the northern border of Bear Brook State Park with a conservation easement.
  • Morse Preserve, Alton ~ Together with the generosity of two landowners and local partners, we protected 482 acres of land in Alton, New Hampshire. Adjacent to the Forest Society’s 457-acre Evelyn H. & Albert D. Morse, Sr. Preserve, the conservation of these two properties enlarges the Morse Preserve and creates a block of 1,250 acres of conserved land at the southern end of the Belknaps.
  • Murray easement, Wolfeboro and New Durham ~ The Murray Family generously donated a nearly 200-acre conservation easement.
  • Champlin Forest addition, Rochester ~ Champlin Forest expands to 300 acres, thanks to the protection of a 122-acre addition.
  • Tuckaway Farm, Lee ~ A conservation easement on a 36-acre parcel of land that was recently acquired by the Cox family as an addition to Tuckaway Farm.
  • Moose Mountains Reservation Expansion, Brookfield & Middleton ~ The addition to the reservation includes two outright purchases of land adding 171 acres to the already 2,575-acre reservation.
  • Ammonoosuc River Forest, Bethlehem ~ 273 acres along 1.8 miles of the Ammonoosuc River was permanently conserved.
  • Yatsevitch Forest addition, Plainfield ~ The Yeaton family donated 164 acres of land in Plainfield, adding to the beautiful 1,090-acre Michael M. and Claudia Yatsevitch Forest in Cornish and Plainfield.
  • Clay Brook Forest, Hampton Falls ~ A 30-acre conservation easement that lies in the Taylor River watershed, less than a quarter mile from tidal waters and less than two miles from Hampton Bay.
  • Morrill Farm, Boscawen ~ A conservation easement on more than 120 acres of high-quality farmland that supports the Morrill Farm Dairy.
  • Stillhouse Forest, Canterbury and Northfield ~ A 74-acre addition was added including 1,200 feet of undeveloped frontage along the Merrimack River.