Land Conservation

Land Conservation

Since acquiring its first sanctuary in the 1960s, NH Audubon has been committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands. NH Audubon currently owns 39 wildlife sanctuaries totaling over 7,400 acres and holds 27 conservation easements totaling over 2,500 acres.

Our land protection program primarily focuses on acquiring land that would add to the protection, management or educational value of existing wildlife sanctuaries.

NH Audubon also considers other land protection priorities including:

  • 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

Please contact NH Audubon if you are interested in learning more about options for conserving your land.

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

Photos, from the top: Cherry Mountain sunrise, by Phil Brown; Paradise Point from canoe, staff photo.

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