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Bear Update

We’re sad to report that the family of black bears at the Mink Brook NP have been trapped and relocated after more than a year of concentrated efforts by town and state officials to educate our human residents. With another large bear family only a few miles away, our efforts to become better neighbors to these beautiful, typically shy animals will certainly continue! Read more here…

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Registration NOW OPEN for 5th Annual Hanover Trails Challenge!

CaptureSummer is here…Get Outside & Explore!

This do-at-your-own-pace hiking challenge will introduce you to 8 trails around town that hikers of all ages will love. Register through Hanover Parks & Rec HERE for $5/adult, $3/child. You’ll receive a colorful t-shirt and a booklet with maps & detailed directions to each destination.

Complete 5 of 8 hikes by FallFest at Storrs Pond in September, and be entered in a raffle for great prizes donated by local businesses.

Sponsored by LindeMac Real Estate, BE Fit Physical Therapy and Hanover Improvement Society– THANK YOU!

HC Executive Director Adair Mulligan Wins Bud Foster Award

Each year, the Connecticut River Conservancy’s Bud Foster Award honors vital partners whose work has benefited the Connecticut River watershed. Named after the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s* first-ever executive director, who served the river and its inhabitants in the 1950s, this award recognizes his early work and celebrates the progress made towards restoring the Connecticut to a clean and healthy river.

At the CRC’s annual meeting in Brattleboro, VT on June 16th, 2018, the recipients of the Bud Foster Award were Marie Levesque Caduto, Watershed Coordinator for the VT Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Hanover Conservancy’s Executive Director, Adair Mulligan. Marie and Adair’s dedication to environmental advocacy, education and conservation has been instrumental in restoring the beautiful river we enjoy today.

Read David Deen’s full remarks about Marie & Adair here.

*The Connecticut River Watershed Council was recently renamed the Connecticut River Conservancy. Sound familiar? The Hanover Conservancy was founded as the Hanover Conservation Council in 1961 and rebranded in 2010!

FY2017 Annual Report

A rewaFY2017AnnualReportcoverrding look back at a very successful year. View our most recent annual report HERE.



About the Hanover Conservancy

We are the oldest local land trust in New Hampshire, founded in 1961. 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. VISION 2020  is our new strategic plan for the next five years.   Learn more about us and the outstanding natural and human communities we serve!

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