Community forests

Stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor, forestry and conservation community met with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for a roundtable discussion last week.

Thanks to fall foliage, the back roads of West Fairlee offer splendid visuals this time of year. The town’s conservation commission hopes more people will get into the woods for an even better perspective. Developments abound in Brushwood Community Forest... Read more

Residents appear, at least judging by the reaction at a public hearing last week, to welcome a plan for the town to buy former ski trails so they can be preserved for recreational use.

West Windsor residents appear to be supportive of a plan to buy former ski trails on Ascutney Mountain to preserve for recreational uses.

Official town forests are really a 20th century invention...brought to the United States by European scientific foresters, and a response to depleted timberlands and the growing conservation movement.

Today the White House Rural Council (the Council) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a symposium on wood as part of the Council's work to enhance economic opportunity in rural America.

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and The... Read more

The small town of Errol, N.H., created a Community Forest in 2005, and a new study shows that the town-owned and managed forest, called 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, contributes... Read more

For over a hundred and fifty years, the people of The Forks region have based their livelihood on working forests. This rural North Woods community's economy rises and falls on the forestry and recreation taking place primarily on vast private industrial... Read more

Map of completed projects in Vermont through 2013.

Sprucewood Forest is a key linkage to existing conservation lands. The wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational value of this property make the forest a conservation priority for the town of Durham. Because the property is situated along the... Read more

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