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.
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.
Outdoor Play: Learn About Conservation!: This page hosts a wide collection of conservation resources and topics that are great for kids, including soils, water, and wildlife. This also includes a section about conservation careers for the budding naturalist! Thanks to Miss Mendelson’s class at Friends of Atwater for sharing this resource with us – we appreciate it!
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.
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
Acton Wakefield Watershed Alliance
Audubon Society of New Hampshire
Great East Lake Improvement Association
Green Mountain Conservation Group
Lakes Region Conservation Trust
Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro
NH Association of Conservation Commissions
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
NH Department of Environmental Services
NH State Conservation Committee
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
Three Ponds Protective Association