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About Us

The inherent character of the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire has inspired generations of year-round residents and summer visitors alike. Our lakes, forests, and mountains are special places; we value the time we spend here, and we hope that future generations will be able to enjoy the same qualities of the landscape that bring inspiration and comfort to us. The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) was founded in 1979 to conserve these special places.

Through our conservation and stewardship work, LRCT is able to:
Preserve community character
Conserve critical wildlife habitat
Provide water quality protection
Preserve natural landmarks and scenic landscapes
Provide outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all ages
Conserve diverse ecosystems

Together with our dedicated community of supporters, we have conserved over 170 properties totaling over 29,000 acres—lands that encompass many of the special places that define our unique and spectacular part of New England.

Our Vision

Our vision is a future where conserved lands support thriving biodiversity, healthy watersheds, and vibrant human communities.

Our Mission

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is dedicated to the permanent conservation, stewardship, and respectful use of lands that define the character of the Lakes Region and its quality of life.

Our Role

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, member-supported land trust and is a leading protector of the Lakes Region’s natural heritage and guarantor of open space in the region. We are unique in having a region-wide focus and in connecting the work of towns, local groups, state-wide organizations, and volunteers to accomplish conservation projects that reflect community priorities and have region-wide importance. Our activities engage a dedicated and growing network of individuals who help make the Lakes Region a place where people embrace conservation and stewardship of our treasured lands. These actions will leave a legacy of conservation benefiting the entire region and its human and non-human inhabitants.

Staff and Board of Trustees

Staff photo summer 2023

LRCT is governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees and currently has seven full-time Staff members.

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Visit our Office!

Our staff may be out in the field, in meetings, or working remotely. For this reason, if you are planning on stopping by, please call or email us ahead of time so we can assure someone will be here to help you!

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Our office is closed on all federal holidays.