Current and Completed Land Projects


Thank you for your generous support that enables LRCT to work land conservation projects like those describe below and to continue pursuing land conservation opportunities throughout the Lakes Region!

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is currently working on land conservation projects involving more than 1,500 acres around the region, including projects in ten Lakes Region towns and in such areas as the Ossipee Mountains, Red Hill, the Winnipesaukee, Squam, Newfound, Waukewan, Wentworth, and Ossipee Lake Watersheds, and the Pemigewasset and Red Hill River Watersheds.  In addition, we are always busy exploring new land conservation opportunities with landowners and interested community volunteers.  We look forward to sharing news of these projects and opportunities with you as they progress.


Mill City Park Conservation Project

Franklin, NH

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) completed a conservation easement and management plan to protect 17 acres of land along the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin adjacent to the new Mill City Park in April 2021. This conservation easement, conveyed to LRCT by the City of Franklin, is an integral part of the Mill City Park project, which combines opportunities for recreation and enjoyment of the City’s riverfront. Click here to learn more.


Mount Pleasant Property

Tuftonboro & Wolfeboro, NH

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust closed on the 127-acre Mount Pleasant property in Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro in April 2021. Click here to read more about this land project.


John M. and Eileen R. Weeks Conservation Project

Gilford, NH

In partnership with the Gilford Conservation Commission, LRCT completed the conservation of the 65-acre John M. and Eileen R. Weeks Property in November 2020. Click here to read more about this land project.


Whiteface Mountain Conservation Easement  

Wolfeboro, NH

The Town of Wolfeboro and the Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro, Inc. donated a conservation easement to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust on three key parcels of land on Whiteface Mountain in Wolfeboro in September 2020. Click here to read more about this land project.


Red Hill River Conservation Area Expansion Project

Sandwich, NH

LRCT is pleased to announce the acquisition of the 26-acre Myers family property along the Red Hill River. This project, completed in July 2020, expands LRCT’s Red Hill River Conservation Area, conserves valuable natural habitat, protects water quality of the Red Hill River, Garland Pond and Lake Winnipesaukee, and preserves historic resources.


Belknap Woods Expansion

Center Harbor, NH

Belknap Woods has been expanded to nearly 130 acres through an extraordinarily generous gift of an abutting parcel of land by the Mattson family of Center Harbor, made in October 2019. Click here to read more about this land project.


Munroe Preserve Conservation Easement

Ossipee, NH

Photo by Rick Van de Poll

The Dan Hole Pond Watershed Trust (DHPWT) has granted a conservation easement to the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) in October 2019 to ensure the protection of the Charles Norman Munroe Preserve forever. Click here to read more about this land project.


Moultonborough Falls Conservation Easement

Moultonborough, NH

The Town of Moultonborough granted a conservation easement to LRCT in June 2019 to ensure the protection of 37 acres of land along the Red Hill River and Lee’s Pond. Click here to read more about this land project.


Red Hill Conservation Area Expansion

Moultonborough, NH

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust expanded the Red Hill Conservation Area with the acquisition of 88 acres on the northeast flank of Red Hill in March 2019. Click here to read more about this land project.


The Farm Trust Conservation Easement 

Tamworth, NH

LRCT has acquired a conservation easement that protects 1,615 acres owned by The Farm Trust in Tamworth, New Hampshire. Click here to read more about this land project.


Click to learn about additional completed LRCT land conservation projects.