Volunteer Land Stewards help with stewardship and monitoring tasks at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Land Stewards are part of a vibrant team of volunteers who help staff complete trails and stewardship projects on the Society's reservations. New stewards must complete the one-time Land Steward Training, which will be held April 12-13, 2019 at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center – 400 Sawmill Road, Greenfield, NH (Google Map).
This is a free, two-day in-residence training where new stewards stay, eat, and learn together- and have a lot of fun while they're at it! Topics covered in the training include Forest Society organizational overview; forest management and timber harvesting; trail maintenance, boundary monitoring, survey and compass navigation, community engagement, and recreation management.
2019 Focus Areas
If you live in or near the following towns, are interested in becoming a volunteer land steward, and are able to attend the Training on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019-- please email Andy Crowley at email@example.com for more information!
- Deering - Dudley Pond Forest
- Weare - Zephaniah Breed Forest
- Wilton - Everett Forest & Wilton Forest
- Boscawen/Webster - Prince Pasture
- Salisbury - Porkepyn Rylle Forest
- Henniker - Foster Conservancy
- Andover/Franklin - Lawrence W. and Caroline B. Robie Forest
- Stoddard - Thurston V. Williams Family Forest
- Surry - French-Harris Memorial Forest
- Lempster - Diehl Family Forest
- Enfield - Tucker Forest
- Haverhill - Kingsbury Timber - Chippewa Trail Lot
- Sandwich - Sharp Forest
- Sandwich - Coolidge Tree Farm
- Stewartstown - Kribstock-Fowler Preserve
This is not an exhaustive list of needs and there may be opportunities on other forest reservations not listed here. Contact the Land Steward Program Coordinator for more info.