Latest News

Fall Trips & Deer

Join us on our outdoor explorations this fall – from our annual Balch Hill hawk watch to a geology tour of the Mayor-Niles Forest on Moose Mountain. MORE

News on the 2014 deer hunting season in Hanover HERE.

2014 Annual ReportHC2014Annualcover

Members, look for our 2014 Annual Report in your mailbox soon. Along with an account of our recently-completed and very busy year is our new draft strategic plan for the next five years – VISION 2020. We hope to hear from you about it – please get in touch!

First-ever Hanover Trails Challenge!RederFamilyTrailChall2014

Nearly 100 families are hiking on Hanover trails on this fun treasure hunt. Get the T-shirt, get out there, and have fun! Find trail maps and much more here on our website.

Environmental Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Hanover High School’s Jyoti Graber, winner of our 2014 Environmental Scholarship Award. The HHS senior distinguished herself with high academic achievement in Environmental Science. The award carries a $500 scholarship. The Hanover Conservancy has a half-century history of supporting environmental education in Hanover schools, and we are pleased to initiate this new scholarship.

Betty Hunter (ctr R) and friends at Balch Hill, 1963

Betty Hunter (ctr R) and friends at Balch Hill, 1963

Remembering Balch Hill Friends

Elizabeth Hunter and her husband, Ralph, were long-time members who left an important mark on one of Hanover’s favorite places – Balch Hill. We appreciate their legacy and are grateful to Elizabeth’s family for encouraging donations to the Hanover Conservancy in her memory. Last year, the family of Mable Staples (shown at far left) honored her memory with gifts to Balch Hill, enabling us to reprint the guide to the Natural Area.

We are pleased to welcome two new members of our Conservation Legacy Circle. These fore-sighted members have included the Conservancy in their estate plans to ensure that their vision for our community continues. MORE

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 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.