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River Bird Trip – Saturday 4/18

Waterfowl are winging their way up the Connecticut River – a sure sign of spring. Meet at Dartmouth Printing Co. at 6:30am to search for spring migrants in Hanover and Lyme. We’ll end up at Grant Brook in Lyme at 9am.

Views into Vermont from the Moister Meadow off Dogford Road

Views into Vermont from Moister Meadow

Spring Trips Announced

Come outside with us this spring to explore hidden corners of Hanover, be a citizen scientist gathering wildflower information, and fly a kite! MORE


New – Updated Balch Hill Management Plan

We are completing an updated, expanded version of the plan to manage the Balch Hill Natural Area. View it HERE.

Moister Meadow Protected

A beautiful piece of Hanover Center’s rural landscape has been protected, through the generous gift of a conservation easement by Corb Moister. A lovely open meadow, woodlands, and wetlands in the Slade Brook watershed will remain forever as a reminder of Hanover’s farming heritage. Two dozen hardy souls joined us to celebrate and take a snowshoe tour of the property after we toasted our generous landowner (with hot cocoa)! MORE



New Map and Guide for Mink Brook Nature PreserveMink Brook2015cover_Page_1

Our new expanded and updated guide to our flagship preserve at Mink Brook is now available. Many thanks to the Hanover Lions Club and JMH Wealth Management for underwriting this publication. Find it at the Brook Road trailhead kiosk, at our offices on Buck Road, or download it here.

About the Hanover Conservancy

We are the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire. Our mission is to protect land and water in our community and to nurture an appreciation for Hanover’s natural environment among those who live and work here. A private, non-profit membership organization, the Conservancy is not affiliated with town government, but often works closely with our civic partners. The Conservancy leads active programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for conservation-oriented public policy. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve.

HC2014AnnualcoverOur 2014 Annual Report  details our new draft strategic plan for the next five years – VISION 2020. We hope to hear from you about it – please get in touch!