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Our Work

Since its founding in 1979, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust has conserved more than 170 properties totaling more than 29,000 acres of land in the region. 

Acreage Conserved

acres (total) in 173 properties
acres owned
acres subject to primary conservation easements
acres protected through other means

Shoreline Conserved


on Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, Newfound Lake, Bearcamp Pond, Red Hill Pond, White Oak Pond, Knights Pond, Bearcamp River, Cockermouth River, Gunstock River, and other water bodies, rivers, and streams throughout the region

Summits Conserved


including Red Hill, Mt. Shaw, Faraway Mtn., Mt. Roberts, Mt. Webster, Mt. Livermore, Copple Crown Mtn., and Sugarloaf


+ miles

 on LRCT-conserved land

Towns with Conserved Land

Albany, Alexandria, Alton, Ashland, Barnstead, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Campton, Center Harbor, Franklin, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Durham, New Hampton, Ossipee, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro

Land Projects

LRCT is always working to conserve properties with significant conservation value to help maintain the natural qualities, scenic landscapes, and community character that make the Lakes Region such a great place to live, visit, work, and raise a family.

Learn about current and completed land conservation projects.

Conserve Your Lands

LRCT works with interested landowners to conserve family lands, and with local volunteers to conserve lands important to the community, using methods designed to achieve landowners’ and LRCT’s mutual conservation goals.

Discover how you can work with LRCT to conserve key lands.

Land Stewardship

LRCT is responsible for monitoring and managing conserved properties long after the conservation transaction has been completed—in fact, in perpetuity. LRCT’s Land Stewardship work is a fundamental component of land conservation and essential to everyone’s appreciation and enjoyment of the conserved landscapes.

Learn more about LRCT’s stewardship work.

Guided Hikes and Paddles/Educational Programs

LRCT offers guided hikes and paddles as well as educational programs throughout the year, allowing participants to explore and learn about conserved lands, their natural values, and the land conservation process.

About LRCT

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, member-supported land trust and is the leading protector of the Lakes Region’s natural heritage and guarantor of open space in the region.