To protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.
We envision a world where people lead happier and healthier lives by connecting with nature and finding inspiration to conserve and enjoy the environment they love.
Through our lands and programs, NH Audubon’s members, staff and volunteers promote a deeper understanding of the natural world, and provide enduring opportunities to experience wildlife and their habitats.
We commit to creating and maintaining more diverse, equitable, inclusive, just, and accessible workplaces, wildlife sanctuaries, and organizational culture.
Founded in 1914 with an original focus on protecting and restoring migratory bird populations decimated by hunting and collection in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, today’s NH Audubon provides:
A nonprofit, statewide membership organization independent of the National Audubon Society, NH Audubon operates three centers (in Auburn, Concord, and Hebron), and manages 39 wildlife sanctuaries. Our staff includes conservation biologists, educators, land managers, and other talented individuals with accounting, development, personnel, communications, building maintenance, management, and marketing skills.
For maximum effectiveness, NH Audubon staff work collaboratively with other nonprofits, state and federal agencies, municipalities, industry, universities, and landowners. We respect collaborators’ perspectives while advocating for the best possible environmental outcomes.
NH Audubon’s long history tells a story of member involvement in our programs that continues to this day. Many of our conservation and education programs rely on citizen-scientists and naturalists. These volunteers provide data on bird populations and to help staff study the state’s biodiversity, measure the effects of human activity on wildlife, and teach children, families, and adults about the natural environment. Volunteers also help with mailings, data entry, events, and special projects.
New Hampshire Audubon is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
Photo, top: Thompson Wildlife Sanctuary boardwalk, by Phil Brown.