The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests recently welcomed Tom Thomson of Orford to its Forestry Committee.

The committee is responsible for advising the Board of Trustees on the art and science of managing the natural resources of the forests on the Forest Society’s fee-owned reservations. The Forestry Committee also advises the Forest Society on issues related to advancing sustainable forestry as a conservation tool, recommends policies regarding forest management, and advises staff on matters of long-term planning, annual forest management work, and budgeting.

“We are fortunate to have Tom as a member of our Forestry Committee, as we seek to set a standard for forest stewardship and advocacy throughout New Hampshire,” said Jack Savage, president of The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. “Tom’s experience as a Tree Farmer and lifetime of advocacy on behalf of forests and forest landowners will be invaluable.”

Thomson, along with his wife, Sheila, runs Thomson Family Tree Farm on 2,800 acres of forest land in Orford.