Big or small, New Hampshire land trusts increasingly are meeting the needs of their communities through partnerships, engagement and outreach..
That’s about 973,767 football fields!
New Hampshire land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.
121 years old (1901)
18 years old (2004)
36 years old
Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve New Hampshire lands, waters and ways of life.
Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.
This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.
Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of New Hampshire's most pressing issues.
Saving family farms: The accredited Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire worked with the Scruton family to protect Scruton’s Dairy, an iconic dairy farm in Farmington and one of the last vestiges of the booming dairy farm economy that had commanded so much of rural New Hampshire in the 20th century.Read more
Conserving wildlife habitat: The accredited Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests worked with a local family to protect more than 520 acres with conservation easements that allow the family to continue harvesting timber for its family owned and operated sawmill while guaranteeing that the land remains undeveloped and open to the public. These protected areas are home to diverse wildlife, such as songbirds, amphibians, deer, moose and bears. By ensuring that the lands remain intact, the easements help to safeguard the wildlife’s habitat.Read more
Providing access to land for all: The Monadnock Conservancy manages the Chamberlain Conservation Area in Fitzwilliam. Outdoor enthusiasts can easily walk, roll or ride to the heart of the conservation area. Improvements to the rail trail and the peninsula spur gives pedestrians, wheelchairs, strollers and bikes a place to go that is nearly 1.5 miles round-trip.Read more
Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.