Forest Advisory Board

Purpose and Scope

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

NH Forest Advisory Members

  • Karen Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Jim Oehler, NH Fish and Game
  • Jack Bronnenberg, NH Timber Harvesting Council
  • Martin Carrier, NH Association of Fire Chiefs
  • John Caveny, Cersosimo Lumber Company
  • Rick DeMark, North Country RC&D
  • Carol Foss, Audubon Society of NH
  • Dennis McKenney, New England Forestry Consultants
  • Jane Difley, Society for the Protection of NH Forests
  • Charles Niebling, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions
  • Clare Mendelsohn, White Mountain National Forest
  • David Publicover, Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Bruce Schwaegler, Forest Landowner
  • Jasen Stock, New Hampshire Timberland Owners
  • Mark Zankel, The Nature Conservancy