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Trescott Lands CLOSED!

Due to ongoing problems with recreation that compromise our public water supply, the Trescott Lands are closed for all purposes except hunting until further notice.

More details here…

Next event – The Messenger – Sat., Nov. 5, 11am


We’re in the final stretch of raising funds to protect the 174-acre Hudson Farm and its network of trails connecting the Appalachian Trail with Berrill Farms and Etna’s “bird road” neighborhoods.

To ensure that this land, an attractive target for subdivision and development, stays open for walkers and wildlife, the Hanover Conservancy, Town of Hanover and Trust for Public Land are working together to permanently protect the Hudson Farm.  Dartmouth College, the property’s current owner, has been generous in accommodating a conservation sale.

The goal is to transfer the land to the National Park Service as an addition to the Appalachian Trail corridor. The beautiful fields will be kept open for bobolinks and views. Contact us to learn more and contribute!

NEW – Hanover Hike of the Month

PROTECTED- Moose Mountain Trailhead & Habitat

bobcatPublic access to the marvelous trails on Moose Mountain’s south ridge is now permanently protected.  Conservation easements on the Mill Pond Forest and Huggins Trail Access MillPondForest-locationare the very generous gifts of Kay and Peter Shumway and Elisha and Anne Huggins. MORE

New Home! – We have moved to a great new location at 71 Lyme Road after a fire forced us from our decade-long home at 16 Buck Road. We’re near trails to Storrs Pond, Rinker-Steele Natural Area, and Balch Hill and walking distance to the Richmond School and Kendal. We’re pleased to present an exhibition of stunning wildlife and nature photographs by Jim Block – do stop by to see them.

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.fy2016annualreportcover

VISION 2020  is our new strategic plan for the next five years. We hope to hear from you about it – please get in touch!  View our newly released Annual Report for Fiscal 2016 here.