Fall colors in trees along a lake with a mountain in the background.
Fall at Frank Bolles Preserve Autumn colors pop along the shore of Lake Chocorua in Tamworth, New Hampshire. © Jeff Lougee/TNC

Stories in New Hampshire

Celebrating 60 Years of Conservation

New Hampshire

Celebrating 60 Years of Conservation in NH With your help, we are protecting New Hampshire's lands and waters in ways that could not be imagined 60 years ago. Celebrate with us, and let’s imagine what we will do together in the next 60 years.

1961: It was the year the Berlin Wall was built, dividing East and West Germany. John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps. Elvis was the king of rock n' roll. West Side Story and The Parent Trap both hit the theaters. And New Hampshire’s own Alan Shepard was launched into orbit—America’s first man in space.

1961 was a notable year for many reasons. But for The Nature Conservancy, it’s a pivotal one. It’s the year we conserved our very first property in New Hampshire—400 acres on Lake Nubanusit in Hancock and Nelson—and established the organization in the Granite State.

2021 marks the 60th year of TNC in New Hampshire. Since that first project, we’ve helped protect nearly 300,000 acres and more than 680 miles of river and stream shoreline across the state. And while much has changed over the decades, two things have remained the same: our dedication to protecting our natural world for future generations and our gratitude for your unwavering support of us and our shared mission.

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The future of TNC is in your hands

The challenges facing our natural world have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Your support will allow us to put the best conservation science into action right now—for the next 60 years and beyond!