Second Annual Hanover Trails Challenge!
The Hanover Conservancy and the Hanover Parks & Recreation Department have teamed up again to help your family get outdoors for summer fun. Get the T-shirt and trail guide and head out on a hunt for eight secret icons hidden in the Hanover woods. On the way, discover new trails and picnic spots. Complete 5 of the 8 hikes to be eligible for prizes offered by local businesses. Thanks to all our business friends! To register, find the brochure HERE or call 643-5315.
New – 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 Preserve
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.
Our 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!