New Hampshire’s intricate network of rivers and streams delivers the lifeblood of fresh water to cities and towns across the state. They give us drinking water and absorb floodwaters, provide nutrients to the sea and to our farmlands, generate energy and offer scenic spots to fish, boat and swim—all while sustaining myriad natural communities.
In our efforts over time to grow crops, expand cities, generate electricity and keep floods at bay, we have thrown many of these systems out of balance, disrupting connections and impairing the ability of our waters and lands to support life and livelihoods.
The Nature Conservancy has a vision to restore and sustain fresh waters in the Granite State and ensure that they will continue to support the people, plants and animals that depend on them. With your help, we can turn that vision into reality and use science to create alternatives to destructive and wasteful ways of using water.
The Connecticut River sustains diverse landscapes and communities, and provides one of the last remaining homes for many threatened species. See how we're working across state lines to restore the natural magnificence of New England's longest river.
Hydro-power has a long history on the Connecticut River. Now during a once-in-50-years re-licensing process for hydro-power projects, Conservancy scientists are providing critical input to find ways to manage these facilities in a way that benefits the river ecosystem and the communities that depend upon it. See how.
Better understanding of the Connecticut River watershed's floodplain forests will help restore natural processes while still protecting property and yield still more benefits for nature and people.
Help scientists like Christian Marks restore the American elm. If you know of an elm that's more than 3 feet in diameter at chest height, report it through the link above!
Our new digital platform, H2.0, reveals sources of water for nearly 220 U.S. cities. Find Yours