Granite State Division


The Granite State Division (GSD) represents the New Hampshire membership. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 11:15am-1pm at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St, Concord, NH 03301.


Matt Chagnon
Term: 2/2020- 2/2021

UNH Thompson School Forestry Professor – Retired

Immediate Past Chair

Steve Roberge
Term: 2/2020 – 2/2021

Chair Elect

Gabe Roxby
Term: 2/2020 – 2/2021

Field Forester, Society for the Protection of NH Forests


Sam Taylor
Term: 2/2016 -2/2021

Forester I, NH Division of Forests and Lands


Susan Romano
Term: 2/2020 – 2/2021

Consulting Forester

Education Chair

Tim Fleury
Term: 2/2015 – 2/2021

Merrimack County Forester

Policy Chair

Hunter Carbee
Term: 2/2014 – 2/2020

Procurement Forester

GSD Representative to NESAF

Jon Nute
Term: 2/2016 – 2/2021

Retired – HIllsborough County Forester

Science and Technology Chair

Andrew F. Howard, PhD, CF
Term: 2/2016 – 2/2021

Forestry Professor – retired

Tree Farm Committee Representative

Adam Lundsford
Term: 2/2019 – 2/2021

Procurement Forester

Awards Chair

Janice Mulherin
Term: 2/2016 – 2/2021

Retired – USFS

Newsletter Correspondent

Steve Eisenhaure
Term: 2/2018 – 2/2021

Land Use Coordinator, UNH

2020 Student Intern Grant

Purpose:       To financially assist New Hampshire forestry businesses or other entities (non-profit or for profit) to hire a student intern so that the student would receive needed experience in their chosen field. The Grant amount is a $1000 matching grant given to each of three entities, or less than three entities with grants totaling $3000 if less than three applications are received.

Eligibility:       New Hampshire businesses or other entities where forestry related work is the prime focus of the intern’s work. Owner, forest manager or a staff member must be a member of the Granite State Division – Society of American Foresters. Intern must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of a 2 year, 4 year or graduate SAF accredited program majoring in forestry or a forestry related program. Process to apply:       Send a letter of intent to the GSD Executive Committee via e-mail to Susan Romano, by June 1, 2020. The letter should contain the following:

  • Proposed length of employment
  • Type of experience proposed for the intern by percent of time for the items listed under Selection Criteria below.

GSD-SAF will send information about this grant program to UNH to inform students. Businesses will be responsible for hiring the intern of their choice, which may be from any SAF accredited program, and will also be responsible for payroll expenses including taxes and worker’s compensation insurance. At the end of the internship, the business will submit a letter describing the length of employment, experience gained by the intern and a confirmation that a minimum of the grant amount plus a matching amount was spent on the intern for either payroll or training. The grant amount will be sent to the business at that time. Selection Criteria:       GSD/SAF will consider length of employment and core experience provided as part of the selection process, recognizing the differences between 2 year, 4 year and graduate programs. Higher consideration will be given to core forestry related functions such as:   

  • Forest management planning/Silvicultural prescription preparation
  • Timber cruising/inventory
  • GPS/GIS data collection
  • Timber Marking
  • Timber Sale Layout and Preparation
  • Boundary maintenance
  • Forest Research
  • Land Surveying

List any other type of work experience proposed.


 GSD Draft Strategic Plan (12/2015)

This draft Strategic Plan represents existing resources and goals while recognizing GSD’s place in National SAF’s broader organizational structure. As such, the plan was modeled off National SAF’s strategic plan and tailored to our state based on our priorities.

Student Incentives Fund

Please consider donating to the Student Incentives Fund to support student forestry internships and SAF meeting attendance.   

Good Forestry in the Granite State Visit the UNH Good Forestry website to view the final publication and to download or purchase copies.

Policy Letters 

Position Statements

EC Meeting Minutes

Granite State Division newsletters may be viewed by clicking on a date below.

Here are some useful links for anyone interested in forests or the timber industry in New Hampshire:

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