New Hampshire Department of Forest and Lands

Beebe River

Forest Advisory Board

Authorized under RSA 227-I:5, the New Hampshire Forest Advisory Board (FAB) advises the Division of Forests and Lands on "factors affecting the use, ownership, and management of forest resources."  The mission of the New Hampshire Forest Advisory Board is to advocate implementation of the recommendations of the New Hampshire Forest Resources Plan, to coordinate forest policy development, facilitate dialogue between diverse interests, to assure opportunities for public participation in forest policy development, and to advise the State Forester in the development of state programs and policies.

The mission is achieved in part by:

  • providing a forum to consider the work of task related groups;
  • eliminating duplication in state policy development;
  • promoting cooperation among state agencies and supporting formal coordination efforts between public agencies, private landowners and other organizations;
  • coordinating with similar projects in neighboring states

Forest Advisory Board Meetings

The next Forest Advisory Board meeting has not be scheduled. For questions regarding the Forest Advisory Board contact Patrick Hackley at

NH Forest Advisory Board Members

  • Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Jim Oehler, NH Fish and Game
  • Jack Bronnenberg, NH Timber Harvesting Council
  • Mark Ducey, University of New Hampshire
  • John Caveny, Cersosimo Lumber Company
  • Carol Foss, Audubon Society of NH
  • Dennis McKenney, New England Forestry Consultants
  • Jack Savage, Society for the Protection of NH Forests
  • Charles Niebling, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions
  • Derek Ibarguen, White Mountain National Forest
  • David Publicover, Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Tom Thomson, Forest Landowner
  • Jasen Stock, New Hampshire Timberland Owners
  • Mark Zankel, The Nature Conservancy

NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the NH Division of Forests and Lands | 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301