Help keep Good Forestry relevant and up-to-date by completing the following survey.

Karen Bennett
  • Field and forest in the autumn

Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire, last published in 2010, is being revised. This guide provides landowners and the professionals who work with them practical recommendations and information on a wide variety of topics. By revising Good Forestry, we hope to incorporate advances in knowledge and changes in forestry markets, practices and laws.

Patrick Hackley, Director of the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands says, “Good Forestry has served as a foundational reference document for New Hampshire’s forestry and conservation community for over 20 years. It’s important the guide remains up-to-date and relevant to meet today’s natural resource management challenges. This comprehensive revision process will help us do just that.”

A steering committee representing landowners, conservation organizations, state agencies and the forest industry is guiding the process. Technical teams of stakeholders and subject matter experts will review and write the updates.

Help the steering committee determine what revisions are needed to Good Forestry to keep it relevant and up-to-date by taking this survey. The survey will be open until September 30.

Contact Karen Bennett at with questions or suggestions. Visit for the current version and to access information about the third edition revision.

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