New Hampshire

Robie Farm, New HampshirePhoto credit: Mim Adkins

From the White Mountains and Northern Forest to the Connecticut River Valley and communities along the coast, the land is an essential part of New Hampshire's heritage. The Trust for Public Land protects the places that benefit communities across the Granite State. Our locally based staff works to conserve the landscapes that people value most, from majestic mountains, to local forests and farms, to land along our sparkling coast.

Local offices

3 Shipman Place| | Montpelier, Vermont  05602
Phone: (802) 223-1373 | Email Address: vermont@tpl.org

Explore Our Work

 

New Hampshire projects

Highlighted Projects:

Robie Farm, New Hampshire

Robie Farm in Piermont, New Hampshire, is a multigenerational family farm supplying milk, cheese, and meats to more than 50 restaurants and markets in New England. The 150-acre farm is a community icon and a vital link in the local food economy.

Androscoggin River, New Hampshire

Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest unprotected properties remaining in the state of New Hampshire.

Sprucewood Forest, NH

Sprucewood Forest is a key linkage to existing conservation lands. The wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational value of this property make the forest a conservation priority for the town of Durham.

Projects (sorted alphabetically):

13 Mile Woods, Errol, New Hampshire

With funding from the federal USDA Forest Legacy Program (FLP), the state Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), and private funds from locals, TPL helped create the 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, a working forest land along the Androscoggin River in Errol, NH and adjacent to the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.

Albany Town Forest, New Hampshire

The Town of Albany worked with The Trust for Public Land to create a 300-acre town forest on the eastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest.

Androscoggin River, New Hampshire

Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest unprotected properties remaining in the state of New Hampshire.

Ballam Farm, New Hampshire

In 2005, the historic Ballam Farm, situated on the banks of the
Connecticut River and above the town of Walpole's most productive
drinking water aquifer, was nearly sold for development into a car
dealership.

Isinglass River, New Hampshire

The Trust for Public Land partners with rapidly developing communities in southeastern New Hampshire to protect vital natural resources, wetlands, watersheds, farms, and forests.

Lemington Community Forest, Vermont

Community forests are based on the principles of sustainable development and community-based natural resource management and promote community vitality and economic well-being.

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters, New Hampshire

These 171,000 acres at the northern tip of the state encompass
almost the entire watershed of four lakes that form the Connecticut
River's headwaters.

Connecticut River, Massachusetts

The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Crotched Mountain, NH

This school and rehabilitation hospital in Greenfield has over 2.5 miles of wheelchair-accessible hiking trails, the nation's largest such system in a mountain setting and a model for accessible trail design.

Daniel Webster Farm, New Hampshire

TPL permanently preserved Daniel Webster’s historic 141-acre farm in Franklin, including scenic riverfront farmland, Daniel Webster’s family home, and historic buildings that were once called home to children orphaned in the Civil War.

Freedom Town Forest, New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents cherish their forests, which often provide the economic base for small communities. In 2001, residents of Freedom, New Hampshire, organized to protect 2,660 acres of forest surrounding nearby Trout Pond, the largest tract of undeveloped land in the area.

Long-eared bats

In October 2011, The Trust for Public Land and the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust protected 1,081 acres on Gardner Mountain, an area that boasts some of the most important wildlife habitat in New Hampshire.

Hudon Farm, New Hampshire

To thwart any future development on Hudson Farm, Trust for Public Land staff are working with local community leaders and the National Park Service to keep its trails intact and maintain recreational access for the local community and the thousands of hikers who seek out the Appalachian Trail every year

Hurd Dairy Farm, New Hampshire

The Trust for Public Land helped the Hurd family conserve their working land straddling the Taylor River in Hampton and Hampton Falls, New Hampshire for farmland and open space, while also protecting coastal land, and preserving a portion of Hampton's agricultural history.

Isinglass River, New Hampshire

The Isinglass River flows through one of the fastest-growing regions of New Hampshire. It is a prized recreation spot for local anglers and boating enthusiasts, as well as a critical source of drinking water for many towns.

Mahoosuc, New Hampshire

TPL has protected thousands of acres in the Mahoosuc region, which straddles the New Hampshire-Maine border, includes miles of the Appalachian Trail, supports wildlife, drinking water, and working timberlands, including locally owned community forests.

The Trust for Public Land is currently working in partnership with the town of Milan and the Northern Forest Center to join newly conserved property with existing publicly owned land to create a community forest that will support sustainable timber harvesting and protect habitat and recreation lands.

Mollidgewock Brook, New Hampshire

In late 2009, The Trust for Public Land and partners permanently protected more than 5,000 acres of forest, wildlife habitat, and recreational lands in northern New Hampshire including 3,100 acres of the Mollidgewock Brook lands.

The sun and its reflection in Page Pond in Meredith, New Hampshire.

The residents of Meredith, New Hampshire have long considered Page Pond and its surrounding forest and wetlands an identifying feature of the community. So when the land came up for sale in 2007, volunteers lined up to help preserve it.

Three girls walk a dog on a trail near Page Pond in Meredith, New Hampshire.

The rural character of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is important for attracting tourists and supporting the economy, but this appeal has also prompted increased development that could seriously threaten key habitat and public access.

Randolph Town Forest/Pond of Safety, NH

Established in 2001, the Randolph Community Forest contributes to local industry by allowing sustainable forestry practices and is much-used outdoor recreation area.

Raspberry Farm, New Hampshire

TPL worked with Hampton Falls, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, and the Rockingham County Conservation District, and the USDA Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program to conserve New Hampshire's historic Raspberry Farm, named for a now defunct pick-your-own berries and farm stand, protecting its agricultural heritage, scenic views, and wildlife habitat.

Robie Farm, New Hampshire

Robie Farm in Piermont, New Hampshire, is a multigenerational family farm supplying milk, cheese, and meats to more than 50 restaurants and markets in New England. The 150-acre farm is a community icon and a vital link in the local food economy.

Rossview Farm in the Merrimack River Valley in Concord, NH.

Farmed for more than 50 years by the Ross family, Rossview Farm draws many loyal local and area visitors to its scenic
beauty and for the experience of buying fresh food and forest products
from the farm.

Sagamore Creek, New Hampshire

In 2003, TPL helped the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Seacoast Land Trust purchase the Sagamore Creek Headwaters for permanent use as open space.

Sprucewood Forest, NH

Sprucewood Forest is a key linkage to existing conservation lands. The wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational value of this property make the forest a conservation priority for the town of Durham.

Stonehouse Pond, New Hampshire

As a catch and release, fly-fishing-only trout pond, 241-acre Stonehouse Pond offers anglers a wilderness experience more commonly associated with the North Country than New Hampshire's increasingly urbanized coastal area.

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire

Since 1999, TPL has helped the State of New Hampshire create a new park on the southern tip of the lake, and added roughly 8,000 acres to the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.

White Mountains, New Hampshire

Since 2001, The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the White Mountain National Forest and the Appalachian Mountain Club, have conserved over 15,000 acres of land and miles of trails in the forest.