• 40 Ways to Celebrate LRCT

    In recognition of LRCT’s 40th Anniversary, we’ve created a list of 40 activities and experiences involving LRCT’s conserved lands and our land conservation and stewardship work.

    Click here to see the list!


  • LRCT’s Explorer Patch Program

    Explore a variety of LRCT conservation areas throughout the Lakes Region with our new patch program!

    To learn more about the patch program click here.

  • LRCT Recruiting Four Conservation Land Stewards

    LRCT is currently recruiting four members to serve as Conservation Land Stewards for the Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) – AmeriCorps Program running from May 22nd through October 26th of 2019.

    To learn more about this opportunity, click here!

  • Farm Trust Conservation Easement Project

    This landscape encompasses scenic mountain summits and slopes and the upper part of the Cold River Valley, and it consists of productive farmland, working forests, and pristine wilderness.  LRCT now has the opportunity to permanently protect these lands—1,615 acres in all—through the purchase of a conservation easement and we hope you can help!

    Click here to learn more about this project.

Together We Have Conserved:

  • Over 27,000 acres in more than 150 properties
  • 33 miles of shoreline, including shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, Newfound Lake, Bearcamp Pond and River, White Oak Pond and Knights Pond
  • 21 summits, including Red Hill, Mount Shaw, Faraway Mountain, Mount Roberts, Mount Webster, Mount Livermore, Copple Crown Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • More than 95 miles of trails
  • Land in 23 towns throughout the region


The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is an independent, nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to the permanent protection, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the region and its quality of life.


Founded in 1979 to conserve the natural heritage of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, our conservation and stewardship work preserves community character, conserves critical wildlife habitat and diverse ecosystems, protects natural landmarks and scenic landscapes, and provides outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all ages.

Together with our dedicated community of supporters, we have conserved 150 properties totaling over 27,000 acres.  These conserved lands encompass many of the special places that define this unique and spectacular part of New England, affording everyone abundant opportunities to explore and connect with the natural world and establishing a legacy of conservation for our children and grandchildren to inherit and enjoy.

We encourage you to learn more about LRCT, to visit our conserved lands, and to invest in conserving and stewarding the natural heritage of the Lakes Region.