Town & Community Forests

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An overlooked and underused resource


New Hampshire’s town forest tradition is strong—the first in the nation was established in 1710 in Newington (then part of Dover). Today, over 200 towns have a town forest. These forests are for people to come together, learn about the stewardship of the natural world and recreate alone or in groups.


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Town-owned conservation lands are for people—places to come together and build community, learn about the stewardship of the natural world, and recrea... Learn More
The Kimball Wildlife Forest is a 245-acre property entrusted to the town of Gilford and managed for the “study and enjoyment of wildlife.” From its pe... Learn More

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Town-owned conservation lands are for people—places to come together and build community, learn about the stewardship of the natural world, and recrea... Learn More
Gain confidence working on New England trails with this 30-page guide


Skills, tips, and advice for working on New England trai... Learn More
This 13-page guide is your go-to resource for organizing a volunteer workday


Skills, tips and advice for organizing a voluntee... Learn More
Gain confidence navigating outdoors with this 16-page guide


Refresher on outdoor skills for all kinds of volunteer field work<... Learn More
This 41-page guide is your go-to resource for training volunteers to lead nature walks:


How to plan and deliver a nature walk ... Learn More