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Press release

Today The Trust for Public Land unveiled the findings of a new report entitled New Hampshire’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation. The report quantitatively demonstrates that state investment in land conservation has measurable economic value. Conserved lands provide natural goods and services such as water quality protection, wildlife habitat and air pollution removal - all important to New Hampshire’s strong economy and jobs.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on New Hampshire’s investment in land conservation through a variety of state programs. This report presents a summary of the key findings and the benefits of open space investments in the state.

Press release

The small town of Errol, N.H., created a Community Forest in 2005, and a new study shows that the town-owned and managed forest, called 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, contributes significantly to local economic and community development.

Press release

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service exchanged a 233-acre parcel of land in the Town of Errol for a conservation easement on New Hampshire's Big Island State Forest in Wentworth's Location. The Big Island State Forest conservation easement area will become part of Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and a new state forest will be created in Errol.

Map of completed projects in New Hampshire  through 2013.

The Trust for Public Land and The Fresh Air Fund share a goal of connecting children living in urban communities to nature—providing them with new opportunities to play outside, learn about the environment, and create their own connections to conservation.

In the News

The successful purchase and conservation of 171 acres in Sprucewood Forest along the Oyster River in Durham will permanently protect drinking water for the town and for the University of New Hampshire.

In the News

Two of New Hampshire's best trout ponds will be protected in the latest effort to ensure outdoor recreation and timber jobs in the Androscoggin River Headwaters, The Trust for Public Land and several partners announced today.

In the News

State grants totaling $155,000 to support the Oyster River Initiative have been awarded to The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, adding momentum to a cooperative effort to conserve 211-acres along the Oyster River in Durham. The initiative consists of two projects, the 172-acre Sprucewood Forest and 39-acre Amber Acres Farm.

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A 4,532-acre North Country property and popular hunting and snowmobiling destination has been permanently
protected as an addition to the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, The Trust for Public Land, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, andPlum Creek Timber Company announced today. The conservation purchase is the second phase of what partners expect to be more
than 31,000 acres of conserved land in the Androscoggin Headwaters to sustain working timberlands, protect water quality and wildlife habitat, and expand public recreation lands.