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Spring Bird Trip

Bring your binoculars and join us on Saturday morning to greet the spring migrants returning to Mink Brook. Meet at the parking area near the electric substation off Route 10 just south of downtown Hanover at 6:30 am. We will visit the protected lands along the brook both east and west. We may catch a glimpse of the black bear and her three cubs.

2014 Byrne Foundation Challenge – Nearly Met!

We have just received a $15,000 gift from the Byrne Foundation, together with a $5,000 challenge. If we can raise this amount, the Byrne Foundation has pledged to match it. This very generous help comes at just the right time. We’re growing – in membership numbers, trip participants served, acres to care for, and issues requiring our attention, and soon will be hiring a new part-time Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator. Raised so far: $4,590 (only $410 left to go!) If you’d like to make a charitable donation to help us match the Byrne challenge, please do!

Gifts to support our education, conservation, advocacy, and stewardship work are welcome year-round, and an especially great idea as tax time approaches. Charitable donations keep more of your hard-earned dollars working for good in your community. The Conservancy is able to accept gifts of appreciated stock, solving a capital gains dilemma for many donors. 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

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Explore the newest 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. Photos and 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.