Our deer permit application for the 2022 hunting season at Balch Hill is now open! Please follow the link below to our deer permit application, thank you!
Mink Brook Log Crossing status as of August 1st, 2022
You may recall that we were planning for its replacement well before advancing rot forced us to close it last summer, starting with research into what kind of structure would conform to the restrictions in our deed. The above-mentioned erosion meant we needed longer, stronger logs than the trees growing there could provide, so we can’t just replace the log. Our terrific team of Thayer engineering students developed a well-considered plan for a new crossing in the same place, and we’ve been working since March to secure approvals from key stakeholders.
To that end, our volunteers are wandering around the Preserve interviewing visitors (again) to learn more about how and where they enjoy the land, so we can share that information with those decision-makers. We hope to have good news soon!
Have you heard our recent good news? The Hanover Conservancy was chosen by Co-op Food Stores as a 2022 Pennies for Change partner! During the month of August, be sure to round up your purchase at any Co-op location, and a % of your donation will go towards our community engagement programs and a new hike of the month.
As the spring songbird migration winds down and the butterfly migration picks up, there are some prime viewing sports right in Hanover! The Trust for Public Lands has put together a list of butterfly hotspots across the country including the Mink Brook Community Forest and Hudson Farm! Both spots contain open wildflower-filled meadows that are prime habitats for these pollinators.
Read the full article here
For over six decades, Hanover benefitted from a fierce conservation ethic bottled up within a gentle, soft-spoken man. Bob Norman, co-founder and emeritus member of the Hanover Conservancy’s Board of Directors, was an early driving force shaping a green future for our community. He volunteered his time, insights, and energy for the good of the town and all its inhabitants, taking particular joy in its winged ones.
To continue reading head over to Remembering Bob Norman
Sign up now for the 9th Annual Hanover Trails Hike Challenge! 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 to receive a colorful t-shirt and your booklet with maps & detailed directions to each destination.Register through HPR here for $6/Individual, $20 for family 4 or more, free/children under 4 https://hanovernh.myrec.com/…/program_details.aspx…Complete 6 of 8 hikes by the end of September and be entered in a raffle for great prizes donated by local businesses.
Summer is here…Get Outside & Explore!Maps created by Stonehouse Mtn Mapping; T-shirt design by Big Green T’s