New Hampshire Department of Forest and Lands

Merriman State Forest

New Hampshire Forest Legacy Committee

The Forest Legacy Program was established in 1990 through an amendment to the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act. The purpose of the Forest Legacy Committee in implementing the program in New Hampshire is to:

  • Advise the agency to help achieve state FLP objectives
  • Provide input and advice for development and updates to the FLP related section of the State Forest Action Plan
  • Review and recommend project proposals at the state level; and
  • Review significant changes to projects that occur before the project closes, and provide recommendations on whether the project should proceed.


Committee Members

Patrick Hackley, Director

New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands

James Oehler

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Carol Foss

Audubon Society of New Hampshire

Brian Hotz

Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests

Jasen Stock

New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association

Steve Walker

NH Office of Strategic Initiatives

Derek Ibarguen

White Mountain National Forest

Craig Rennie

New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation


Susan Francher

New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands

Tracey Boisvert

New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands

Dea Brickner-Wood

NH Forest Legacy Program Consultant

Neal Bungard

USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry


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