Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Mission

To protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.

Vision

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.

Core Values

We strive to protect the natural world and inspire others to do the same.
Our credibility, integrity, and reputation are built on deliberative science-based decision-making.
We embrace a spirit of respectful partnership, volunteerism, and teamwork to advance mutual goals.

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:

  • Environmental education programs throughout the state
  • Statewide conservation research and wildlife monitoring
  • Protection of nearly 10,000 acres of wildlife habitat in 39 sanctuaries
  • Environmental public policy and science-based advocacy

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.

Explore 39 wildlife sanctuaries throughout all 10 counties of New Hampshire.

Committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands.

We regularly observe and count 14 species at NH Audubon’s Raptor Observatories.

NH Audubon Protects

The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.

About Us

Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.