Members, please join us on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00pm at the D.O.C. House at Occum Pond! MORE…
We are delighted to announce a new addition to our portfolio of protected lands – the Mayor-Niles Forest on Moose Mountain. The 92-acre forested parcel cloaks the west slope of this iconic ridge just below the North Peak, connecting with an expanse of National Park Service lands surrounding the corridor of the Appalachian Trail. MORE
Balch Hill Natural Area trails lead to the beautiful summit meadow and panoramic views of downtown and surrounding mountains. We protected the summit in 1970, and the Natural Area has now grown to 66 acres. One of Hanover’s most beloved natural landmarks, it is a favorite destination for hiking, picnicking, bird watching, kite-flying, questing, and other outdoor fun.
Our volunteer Balch Hill Stewardship Committee takes great pride in caring for this special place. Our new Balch Hill Fund, gifts from many generous neighbors, is now helping us restore this historic agricultural landscape and its scenic views. More about Balch Hill.
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 works closely with our civic partners. The Conservancy leads active programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for environmentally sound public policy. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve.