New Hampshire residents take great pride in protecting the natural resources and beauty of our state, including our forests. At the state level, the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands
protects, manages, and oversees the forests in New Hampshire.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
(Forest Society), founded in 1901, "is a forestry association seeking to perpetuate the forests of New Hampshire through their wise use and their complete reservation in places of special scenic beauty." This private, (registered 501c3) non-profit membership organization is one of the most effective statewide land conservation organizations in the country and is accredited by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission
"New Hampshire is unusually well endowed with forests and sparkling waters. We enjoy walking, hiking, picnicking, hunting, and working on our lands. Products from the forests and farmland nourish and shelter us. Open space sustains our economy and our culture. The landscapes of New Hampshire help define and enrich our quality of life." (From the Forest Society's website)