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.
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
These 171,000 acres at the northern tip of the state encompass
almost the entire watershed of four lakes that form the Connecticut
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.
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, protecti
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 th