Landowner Resources & Helpful Links

Ready to learn more? Check out some of the following resources about land conservation and what it could mean for you. This additional information can answer many questions you might have about the conservation process. We’ve also included a few funding options for your land.

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National Resources

Investing in Nature: This brochure presents a snapshot of some of the research on the economic benefits of nature. A good starting point to understand the diverse value of natural places.

Land Trust Alliance: Represents more than 1,000 land trusts throughout the country. Visit their website for a wealth of information, including federal law, factsheets, links to other land trusts, and more.

State and Local Resources

Conserving Your Land: Options for New Hampshire Landowners: A concise and clear guide to possible conservation outcomes for your land. The guide was recently updated in 2019, and answers many questions about land conservation. Read the booklet online, or download a copy.

New Hampshire Land Trust Coalition: Offers information about NH land conservation organizations, including a helpful map to find your local land trust! MMRG is an active member of the coalition.

The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter: The Nature Conservancy works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. This link leads to news and updates from our state’s local chapter.

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests: Dedicated to protecting the state’s most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources.

NH Audubon Society: NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for environmental policy.

Land for Good: Secures the future of farming in New England by providing support and guidance to help farmers, landowners and communities navigate the complex challenges of farmland access, tenure and transfer.

Funding Resources

Agricultural Land Easement Program: Administered by the US Natural Resources Conservation Service and focuses on conserving highly productive agricultural soils. Landowners must partner with eligible conservation organizations or communities to apply for funding.

Wetlands Reserve Easement Program: Administered by the US Natural Resources Conservation Service and is focused on wetland resources, especially resources that have been degraded or damaged. Landowners may apply directly to the program.

Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP): Provides matching grants to communities and conservation organizations to protect significant natural and historic resources in New Hampshire. Landowners must partner with eligible conservation organizations or communities to apply for funding.

Other Conservation Organizations

Other Helpful Links