Completed Land Projects

Mill City Park Conservation Project

Franklin, NH

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust 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 the spring of 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. LRCT is proud to be able to play a role in this important downtown project and to work with the City in conserving valuable habitat and open space along the River.
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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, after reaching the project fundraising goal of $276,500. The property parcel includes a well-trodden trail to a granite outcrop with stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Belknap and Ossipee Mountains, and other mountains beyond. In addition to its recreational value, this purchase permanently protects important watersheds, habitat for a variety of flora and fauna, and even the remnants of an early settler community. Thank you to the generous individuals, families, and organizations in Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, and elsewhere who have provided extraordinary support for the project!  We are particularly grateful for a $25,000 gift from the Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro and a $75,000 grant from the NH Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).
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John M. and Eileen R. Weeks Conservation Project

Gilford, NH

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Gilford Conservation Commission, has completed the conservation of the 65-acre John M. and Eileen R. Weeks Property, located on the western slope of Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH. With the help of two $5,000 grant challenge grants, one from the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation and another from an anonymous donor, along with funds approved by the Gilford Conservation Commission, and private donations, we closed on this property in November 2020. The Weeks property abuts 9,000 acres of existing conservation land in and adjacent to the Belknap Mountain Range.
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Whiteface Mountain Conservation Easement  

Wolfeboro, NH

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust has received a conservation easement on three key parcels of land on Whiteface Mountain in Wolfeboro. The easement, donated by the Town of Wolfeboro through its Conservation Commission and by the Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro, Inc., ensures the permanent protection of 118 acres of land, including a one-mile trail and the summit of Whiteface. Future generations will be able to have the chance to enjoy this trail and the stunning view from the top. The opportunity to protect this important landscape has been made possible by the hard work and generosity of the Town and the Land Bank.
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Red Hill River Conservation Area Expansion Project

Sandwich, NH

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition of the 26-acre Myers family property along the Red Hill River in Sandwich. This project conserves valuable natural habitat and climate change resilient lands, protects 2,000 feet of frontage along the Red Hill River and water quality in the River, provides opportunities of walking and nature observation, and preserves historic resources. In addition, the project expands LRCT’s 416-acre Red Hill River Conservation Area, which abuts the 176-acre Myers-Schneider property on which the Town of Sandwich holds a conservation easement, resulting in a 618-acre unfragmented area along the Red Hill River and its tributaries.
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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.
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