LRCT Reaches New Milestone: Accreditation Renewal!

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is excited to announce that we have reached a new milestone with the recent renewal of LRCT’s accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Land trust accreditation is a program promoting the highest national standards for ensuring permanence in the conservation of land. LRCT was initially accredited in 2017, indicating that the organization […]

LRCT Board Opposes Removal of Lake Winnipesaukee Speed Limit

Stonedam Island Beach and Launch

The LRCT Board recently voted to oppose the removal of the daytime speed limit lake on Lake Winnipesaukee (House Bill 448). The Board believes that a safe boating environment on the Lake is vitally important to the public’s ability to visit and enjoy LRCT’s conserved lands on Winnipesaukee and thus to the effectiveness and success […]

Cross-Country Ski Trail Grooming at Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area

Jump To: Trail Updates Updated March 1st Ski grooming is provided free of charge courtesy of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The grooming is done by a dedicated team of volunteers as conditions allow. Updates will be posted on this page throughout the 2023 ski season.  What to Expect: Trails will be groomed by volunteers […]

Thank You & Farewell to Our AmeriCorps Members!

A few weeks ago, we celebrated our 2022 AmeriCorps members, Anna Stockman and Fallon Queeney, as they completed their 5-month term serving with LRCT. Although serving as an AmeriCorps member is no easy task, it is a highly rewarding experience for the members and an invaluable part of LRCT’s conservation mission. Anna and Fallon were […]

LRCC Conservation Journal

Oh hey, it’s been a while! Since the last time we talked I have helped pull over 4 acres of invasive species, maintained 30 miles of trails (and counting), led a full moon hike, learned 4 bird calls, saw 1 bobcat, probably like 15 bears, and drank quite a few gallons of iced coffee. Phew!  […]

LRCC Conservation Journal

Reblazing trails, clearing blowdowns, and removing a fallen tree from a field was what Phil and I set out to do on a blazing (no pun intended) hot day in early August. Phil, a former trustee and committee member and current stewardship volunteer and member (to name a few) of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust […]

Mill City Park’s “Winni River Days”

The City of Franklin celebrated its 4th annual Winni River Days celebration from June 17 through June 19. Winni River Days is a weekend-long event that brings the community together with food, live music, vendors, and kayak races. The celebration kicked off with an opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mill City Park’s first water feature and […]

LRCC Conservation Journal

“Give me six hours to cut down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln

LRCC Conservation Journal

As I stock the wood stove at Mead Base Conservation Center on this chilly evening in June, I can’t help but feel a warmth beyond the crackling fire before me – an inner warmth of fulfillment that I’ve felt since joining the LRCC AmeriCorps program in May.

LRCT Accreditation Renewal Notice 2022

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.  The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of […]