New President – Kristine McDevitt
At our annual meeting on December 8, members elected two new members to its Board of Directors as a new president stepped up to lead the 55-year-old organization. Kristine McDevitt, a licensed attorney, contracts manager with Pitney Bowes, and chair of the Conservancy’s Lands Committee, succeeds Nancy Collier, who stepped down after six years as President. Karen Geiling will serve as Vice-President. Aricca van Citters and Dudley Smith were elected to the board. MORE
NEW – Shumway Forest on Moose Mountain!
We are delighted to announce plans for the largest conservation project in the Hanover Conservancy’s history – permanent protection of the 313-acre Shumway Forest. High elevation wildlife habitat, trails, waterfalls, and MORE !
PROTECTING THE HUDSON FARM
THANK YOU! We’ve now completed 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. The property will be transferred in January to the National Park Service to become part of the AT corridor. The beautiful fields will be kept open for bobolinks and views.
The Hanover Conservancy, Town of Hanover, and Trust for Public Land have been working for several years to permanently protect this land, an attractive target for subdivision and development, to keep it open for walkers and wildlife. Dartmouth College, the property’s current owner, has been generous in accommodating a conservation sale. The final gifts to complete the fund-raising came from the Hanover Conservancy’s Strategic Land Action Fund and gifts made in memory of Audrey McCollum, a Hudson Farm neighbor.
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. A private, non-profit membership organization, we are not affiliated with town government, but work closely with our civic partners. We lead programs in land conservation, outdoor education, stewardship of our natural areas, and advocacy for conservation-oriented public policy. Learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve.
VISION 2020 is our new strategic plan for the next five years. View our newly released Annual Report for Fiscal 2016 here.
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