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04 Dec 2018

Current Use Board Proposes New Assessment Fees, Rules; Hearings Scheduled

New Hampshire’s Current Use Board (CUB), an agency of the N.H. Dept. of Revenue Administration, has proposed a new schedule of Current Use fees as well as new assessment rules. The new fees comprise relatively modest increases, ranging from a 0.4 percent increase for White Pine acreage to 6.3 percent for Hardwood acreage. The proposed […]

30 Nov 2018

Talking Points for NHDES Wetlands Rules Public Hearings

The NHTOA has prepared a list of talking points for people who plan to attend any of the public hearings the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has scheduled to hear testimony on NHDES’s second draft of wetlands rules.  The new draft rules contain both good and bad news for landowners, loggers, and foresters. It appears the NHDES heard the NHTOA’s […]

21 Nov 2018

NHDES Issues New Draft Wetlands Rules; Public Hearings to Be Held in December

Earlier this month, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) issued new draft rules for activities, including logging, in and around wetlands. This is the second set of draft rules, following the first draft issued in January. The first draft was under development for several years, and the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) […]

02 Nov 2018

Managed Forests Can Bolster Domestic Energy Production, Says Administration

WASHINGTON (November 1, 2018) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry, sent a letter to the House and Senate Committee on Appropriations. The letter describes the agencies’ work to ensure consistent federal policy on forest […]

13 Sep 2018

Partial Victory! Legislature Overrides Sununu Veto on SB 365; Sustains SB 446 Veto

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 – The New Hampshire Legislature performed a notoriously difficult task today by voting to override the Governor’s veto of SB365, a bill to support N.H.’s six independent biomass plants and waste-to-energy facility. The Senate vote was 21-3 for the override, but the House vote was much closer, 226-113. The House overrode Gov. […]

12 Sep 2018

New Hampshire Tells Legislature: Override the Sununu Energy Vetoes

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 — Earlier today, representatives from the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA), New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association (NHSEA), and the Granite State Hydropower Association (GHSA) presented the N.H. Speaker of the House and N.H. Senate President with hundreds of petitions containing more than 6,500 signatures from more than 200 towns urging the N.H. House […]

07 Sep 2018

State House Veto Override Rally Gets Good Coverage

Several local media outlets produced reports about the big Veto Override Rally held on Sept. 6 on the Plaza at the State House. Media coverage has been fair, with many quotes from Rally speakers and attendees describing why it is necessary, for the future of New Hampshire’s forests, the state’s timber industry, and its many […]

06 Sep 2018

Hundreds Gather at State House Plaza to Demand Overrides to Vetoes of SB 365, 446

SEPTEMBER 6, CONCORD, N.H. — Hundreds of timberland owners, loggers, foresters, sawmill operators, solar installers, hydro operators and engineers, farmers, and others wanting responsible, renewable energy policy in New Hampshire gathered today on the Plaza in front of the New Hampshire State House to demand that the state legislature overturn Gov. Sununu’s misguided and misinformed […]

04 Sep 2018

Tom Thomson Describes Importance of Overriding SB 365, SB 446 Vetoes in Two New Videos

Longtime New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) member and Tree Farmer Tom Thomson has recorded two new videos in which he talks about the impact on New Hampshire recreation as well as the timber industry of Gov. Sununu’s vetoes of Senate bills 365 and 446.    Watch the videos here:   The New […]

27 Aug 2018

Sen. Shaheen Tours Audubon Timber Sale, Learns Wildlife Management Not Possible Without Woodchip Market from Biomass

On Friday, Aug. 24, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire toured timber sales on New Hampshire Audubon Society wildlife preserves in Deering, N.H., and learned of the critical role the woodchip market supported by N.H.’s biomass energy plants plays in wildlife management. The Deering timber sales would not have happened without the market for woodchips, […]