About Us

Established as the State Forestry Commission in 1909, the Division of Forests and Lands became part of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources in 2017.

Our mission is to protect and promote the values provided by trees, forests and natural communities. We accomplish this:

  • Through responsible management of the state's forested resources
  • By providing forest resource information and education to the public; and
  • Through the protection of these resources for the continuing benefit of the state's citizens, visitors and forest industry.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about New Hampshire's forests and all that we do to keep them vibrant, safe and productive!

Read legislation about the Division of Forests & Lands