Jack Savage: President
CONCORD, NH – The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has announced Jack Savage as its new President. Savage, who has served as the Forest Society’s Vice President of Communications/Outreach since 2005, has been a key contributor to many of the Forest Society’s successes over the last decade, including the defeat of the Northern Pass transmission line. As Vice President, Savage was part of the leadership team running the Forest Society’s day-to-day operations. During his tenure, he guided the organization’s evolving use of digital media to accomplish its land protection and advocacy goals and oversaw the expansion of its education and volunteer programs.
Savage has been a board member of the Moose Mountains Regional Greenways land trust, serving as Chair of the Board for three years. He has also been engaged in his local community of Middleton, NH, serving various times as Selectman, Chair of the Planning Board, Chair of the ZBA, and for the last 12 years as the Town and School District Moderator.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests was founded in 1901 to perpetuate the forests of New Hampshire through their wise use and complete reservation in places of scenic beauty. The Forest Society owns and manages 185 Forest Reservations totaling 56,000 acres located in more than 100 New Hampshire communities. As a land trust it holds more than 700 conservation easements protecting an additional 130,000 acres statewide.