Presenter: Dave Anderson, Senior Director of Education
Date/Time: Wednesday March 20, 1-2:30pm
Cost/Registration: Donations to the society will be accepted. You must register in advance
Since 1901, the Society for the Protection of NH Forests has worked to protect the forests of the Granite State including the iconic peaks of the White Mountain National Forest and many other cherished NH landscapes. As a statewide land trust and a forestry organization, the Forest Society has worked to “perpetuate the forests of NH by their wise use and complete reservation in places of special scenic beauty.” This balance underlies a century of land conservation – from the Weeks Act legislation that ultimately saved the White Mountain National Forest to the protection of what is now a network of 185 permanent Forest Reservations, owned and proudly managed by the Forest Society, which total more than 56,000 acres statewide. This presentation includes historical photos of early White Mountain logging operations. Today, at 84% forested, NH is the second most-forested state in the nation by total land area. The value of NH forests for timber, water supply, wildlife habitat, recreation, scenery and tourism is the true “New Hampshire advantage.” Learn about a century of NH conservation – a legacy for future generations.
Dave Anderson is Director of Education for the statewide Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests responsible for design and delivery of statewide conservation and forestry education programs including field trips, hikes, tours, classes and presentations. Anderson’s monthly “Forest Journal” column appears in the statewide NH Sunday News. His quarterly “Nature’s View” columns are a regular feature in the Forest Society’s quarterly magazine, Forest Notes. Anderson is writer and host of the Friday “Something Wild” feature on the stations of New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR).