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End of Year Gifts

To all our members and donors- THANK YOU! Your financial support is the reason we’ve been able to lead year-round outdoor trips, take hundreds of Upper Valley kids outside, and host special events like November’s Whales & Tales with the Ocean Alliance.

We hope you’ll help us meet an incredibly generous $100,000 challenge grant from the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation:  every dollar you donate will be doubled until we reach our goal!


NEW this year: our end-of-year appeal was mailed with the FY18 annual report, so you will not be receiving another request near the holidays.

With an all-time high in membership, generous land donors and growing partnerships with local schools, it’s been a record-breaking year for the Hanover Conservancy. Every gift makes a difference. Please join us as we move into our 58th year serving the Upper Valley!

 The Hanover Conservancy announces a major addition to our protected lands!

Conservancy President Kristine McDevitt and donor Doug Britton celebrate the project.

Set on Moose Mountain, this 79-acre property is the generous gift of Doug and Katharine Britton of Norwich on October 31, 2018.

The forested parcel cloaks the west slope of the iconic Moose Mountain ridge just below the North Peak, surrounded on three sides by permanently protected and/or public land, including the Conservancy’s own Mayor-Niles Forest, given to the Conservancy just five years ago this month.

Take a tour HERE!

Doug Britton observed, “It’s not often that landowners have the opportunity to add acreage to existing conserved land, especially in areas important to wildlife, water resources, forestry and recreation. We are pleased to make this gift to the Hanover Conservancy, strongly support their mission, and appreciate their assistance in making this transfer happen.”

Thank you, Doug & Katharine!  Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for announcements of guided trips to explore the Britton Forest.

FY2018 Annual Report in Your Mailbox!

Ann Rpt coverOur most recent annual report has just been published! Current Conservancy members and all Hanover residents will receive a copy in the mail in October, and you can view and share a digital copy here.

Want to learn more? Take a rewarding look back at FY2017, published in September 2017.


Adopted in 2015, VISION 2020  is our current 5-year strategic plan.

 Who Are We?

The Hanover Conservancy is the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire, founded in 1961. Our mission is twofold: 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. Alongside our dedicated volunteers, we provide outdoor education for all ages, lead stewardship projects at our natural areas, conserve key Hanover landscapes and advocate for conservation-oriented public policy.

We invite you to join one of our many free trips and indoor events held throughout the year; come learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve!

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