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Welcome to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests! We are dedicated to protecting the state's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources.

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It’s Arbor Day. Time to break out the shovels and plant some trees. Make the world a little greener.

Happy (belated) Arbor Day from the Forest Society!

(via npr)

Clouds settling into Franconia Notch, White Mountains, NH 1957


White Mountain Spring by brunosmi on Flickr.

“Withstanding the cold develops vigor for the relaxing days of spring and summer. Besides, in this matter as in many others, it is evident that nature abhors a quitter.” ― Arthur C. Crandall

» Spring is coming in New Hampshire, folks, we’ve just got to keep believing! 


Smart Technology Gives ‘Birding’ a New Twist

Sometimes, when you least expect it, a moment opens and completely fulfills an unnamed need.  For me, that experience came during a trip to Utah where I was able to join a group of birders in search of some solitude and the thrill of spotting unique birds in the area.  Traditionally, birders have relied on using books and photographs to help identify birds and learn ornithological knowledge.  But birding, like many other passtimes, have gotten a boost from technology and now offer an abundance of new high powered binoculars, cameras, and smart phone apps.  This technology not only makes information more accessible to birders, but is catching the eye of a new, often younger audience.

-Rachel Tueller

One of our favorite new birding apps is Merlin Bird ID by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It can help you identify 350 North American birds and it’s completely FREE! Check it out

This is New Hampshire by Ben Kimball on Flickr.

» Dreaming of summer greens on this cold March St. Patrick’s Day!

White Dot trail Mt Monadnock by @paulcon99

» Monadnock History & information

“I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree~
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

 ― Robert Frost

photo credit: Society for the Protection of NH Forests' archive // HR Russell

"Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to the soul" - John Muir

Monadnock State Park // Forest Society // photo by @emaritraffie

Forest Fridays (3rd Edition) - Forest Traveler, Karly Murphy

The Forest Fridays feature attempts to highlight different forests from around NH, the U.S., and the world to showcase their unique beauty and characteristics. For the 3rd edition, we are featuring the work of a Virginia-based photographer, Karly Murphy, whose travels have allowed her to photograph forests of many different shapes and sizes. She has captured the hardwood forests of Shenandoah National Park, the hardy and resilient Cypresses in Arkansas, the unique rainbow eucalyptus and monkeypod trees in Hawaii, and the precious native woodlands in Ireland (just to name a few). Click the above links to find out more about the trees and forests in these wonderful places and also be sure to take a look at the rest of Karly’s photographic work on her blog, daisy jars.

Photo source (used with exclusive permission)


2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act. See how this law revolutionized wilderness protections.