Photo by Vanessa Johnson
Since acquiring its first sanctuary in the 1960s, NH Audubon has been committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands. As of 2014, NH Audubon currently owns 39 sanctuaries totaling over 7,400 acres and holds 26 easements totaling over 2,500 acres. Including our other land interests, that’s over 10,000 acres conserved.
Our land conservation policy focuses on acquiring land that would add to the protection, management or educational value of existing sanctuaries.
Other priorities include conserving land that:
Creates or aids in creating unfragmented tracts of wildlife habitat determined to be significant according to the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan
– Is suitable for linking tracts of wildlife habitat determined to be significant according to the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan
– Is within an Important Bird Area, as defined in the New Hampshire Important Bird Area Program, or is significant to preserving or linking such areas
– Is of exceptional ecological value, including exemplary natural plant communities identified by the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau
– Is near population centers and is suitable for use in nature study or conservation education
– Is acquired in conjunction with conservation partners that enhances our mission and supports and strengthens our relationship with our partners and the public
NH Audubon is proud to be a Principal Partner of the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership, a group of organizations committed to protecting the important habitats of the Great Bay region. For more information on the Great Bay Partnership, visit the website at http://www.greatbaypartnership.org.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
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.