Community Forestry Advisory Council


The mission of the New Hampshire Community Forestry Program is to promote the stewardship of urban and rural forest landscapes to enhance the quality of life in New Hampshire communities.

Purpose and Scope

The Community Forestry Advisory Council (CFAC) is established as a subcommittee of the New Hampshire Forest Advisory Board (NHFAB). The role of CFAC is to work in partnership with the Division of Forests and Lands - Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), UNH Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) and other state agencies to serve as a focused source of public input to improve the information base influencing management decisions relative to the delivery of the New Hampshire Community Forestry Program. Council members are appointed by the Director of the Division of Forests and Lands

Council Objectives

  • Provide advice, suggestions, and guidance in an advisory capacity to those who develop and implement New Hampshire's Community Forestry Program.
  • Provide opportunities for public input regarding the ongoing New Hampshire Community Forestry Program;
  • Facilitate dialogue between diverse interests and help resolve conflicts with resource decision making.

Example Duties

  • Assist with the ongoing "New Hampshire Community Forestry - Five Year Program Plan", monitoring efforts and periodic review and comment on the plan;
  • Review and comment on cosponsors urban and community forestry work plans to ensure the New Hampshire Community Forestry Program is implemented;
  • Review and comment on New Hampshire Community Forestry Program accomplishments at least annually to assess achievements;
  • Sponsor public information meetings and assist with the distribution of information for public consumption and comment;

Meeting Schedule & Agendas

Community Forestry Advisory Council Members

* Implementation Team

Guy Giunta
Council Chairperson
Landscape Specialist Supervisor Roadside Development
NH Department of Transportation

Extension Field Specialist Natural Resources
UNH Cooperative Extension

Barbara Rollins
NH Department of Transportation

A.J. Dupere  *
Urban Forester
NH Division of Forests and Lands

Nick Caggiano
Superintendent of Parks
Nashua Parks and Recreation Department

Susan Francher  *
Planning and Community Forestry
NH Division of Forests and Lands

Jeffrey Carney
Vegetation Supervisor
Liberty Utilities

Leslie Stevens *
Council Secretary
Phone:  603-431-6774

Bob Allen
Supervior - Vegetation Management                        Public Service of New Hampshire

John Parry  *
Urban Forestry Specialist
USDA Forest Service

Matt Chagnon
Professor of Forest Technology
University of New Hampshire

Mary Tebo Davis  *
Community Forestry Volunteer Coordinator
UNH Cooperative Extension


J.B. Cullen
NH Licensed Forester

Heather Green

John Trautwein
ISA Certified Arborist
Owner Windy Row Treeworks

Joyce A. Kimball
Past President
NH Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.