Karen Bennett joined UNH Cooperative Extension in 1979. She worked in Hillsborough and later in Merrimack county as a County Forester helping people care for their forest land. She shared information about forest and wildlife management, current use taxation, selling timber, growing Christmas trees, caring for shade trees, identifying trees, trail and road layout, forest ecology, soils and many other topics of concern to woodlot owners. She assumed her Extension Specialist role in 1996 where she specialized in private forest lands management providing education to landowners, land managers, conservation volunteers, and public decision makers.
Karen retired in November 2019 after 40 rewarding years.