FOMS Publications

Mount Sunapee State Park’s Rare Forest (brochure pdf 5 MB)

The Forgotten Forest Primeval: Rediscovering Mt. Sunapee’s Old Growth (YouTube film)DOCUMENTARY FILM ON MT. SUNAPEE’S FOREST



August 2023, FOMS informational brochure (revised)
“Mount Sunapee State Park’s Rare Old Forest” (pdf 5 MB)


June 2020, Enews
Permanent protection of Mount Sunapee’s rare forest

February 2020, Enews
FOMS February “Everlasting Forests” events in Claremont and Goshen

January 2020, Enews
Announcement: FOMS presents “Everlasting Forests” on January 21 in New London


November 2018, Letter on behalf of FOMS to Governor and Executive Council re Vail acquisition of Mount Sunapee Resort
Vail Analysis Letter November 12, 2018

Oct. 29, 2018, ENews
FOMS Action Alert: Send your Mount Sunapee comments today

Oct. 22, 2018, ENews
Alert: Gov. and Council consider Mt. Sunapee lease changes

Oct. 10, 2018, ENews
Update on Mt. Sunapee lease transfer and amendments

Sept. 19, 2018, ENews
Meeting Alert: Mount Sunapee info Session Wed., Sept. 26

Aug. 6, 2018, Public Comments
Friends of Mount Sunapee – Public Comments, Aug. 6, 2018, on the proposed ski area lease change (to Vail Resorts) at Mount Sunapee State Park

Aug. 3, 2018, ENews
FOMS Alert: Mount Sunapee comments due by Aug. 8th

July 18, 2018, Enews
Meeting Alert: July 25 at Mount Sunapee State Park
Vail Resorts seeks to acquire the ski area lease and resort operations at Mount Sunapee State Park. Please join FOMS at the Mount Sunapee State Park Information Session on Wednesday, July 25, at 6 pm. at Mount Sunapee State Park (Sunapee Lodge), Route 103, Newbury, N.H. Read more.

FOMS Letter: March 2018
As Mount Sunapee State Park marks its 70th year, we would like to update you with a summary of our activities, and thank you for your continued support. We face challenging times. Nationally, we see increased threats to our public lands, ancient and treasured sites, forested and open spaces, and water resources.  Read more.


FOMS Letter: Spring 2017
In the early 1900s, decades before the formation of the state park, preservationist Herbert Welsh led the first campaign “to save Mount Sunapee for all people and to all time.” At the time, timber industry clear-cutting was destroying Mount Sunapee’s scenic beauty and natural environment, including its primeval forest. Read more.


April 1, 2016, Letter
Contract Analysis re Mount Sunapee Expansion Plan (pdf), a letter sent to the Governor and Executive Council on behalf of FOMS

April 2016, FOMS Alert
FOMS Alert, April 2016: This Thursday, April 16th, is a moment of truth for Mount Sunapee State Park.


Letter on behalf of FOMS to Commissioner Rose (DRED) on West Bowl expansion, June 1, 2015 (pdf) re Mount Sunapee Resort MDP/EMP 2015-2019; RSA 217-A; and Exemplary Natural Communities.

FOMS Letter to Governor Hassan and Commissioner Rose, February 2015 (pdf)

Discussion of the 2015-2019 Proposed Master Plan for Mount Sunapee – Western Expansion into Goshen, January 2015 (pdf), a FOMS pamphlet

FOMS Letter to Friends, January 2015 (pdf)

State should say “No” to expansion – Concord Monitor editorial, January 2015 (pdf)


FOMS Editorial: Protect Mount Sunapee from Resort Driven Development, December 2014

FOMS Comments to NH DRED Opposing Mount Sunapee Development Plan & West Bowl Expansion, September 2014

2004 and 2005 FOMS Comments & Letters

FOMS Lease Transfer Concerns, August 2005 (pdf)