Green Hills Preserve expansion

Thanks to a partnership between the Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy, the Green Hills Preserve grew by 1,300 acres in 2014.  We are indebted to all of our community members and donors who made this project a reality.

Photo: Joe Klementovich.  The expansion is predominantly along the south-facing slopes of the Green Hills as viewed in this photo.

The purchase of these conservation lands protects:

  • high quality wetlands, including 7 miles of headwater streams
  • habitat for 73 species of breeding and migratory birds
  • stream habitat for fish species of conservation concern, including the Eastern brook trout
  • a large white-tailed deer wintering yard
  • a unique natural community called “pitch pine rocky ridge”
  • a black gum swamp — perhaps the most northerly example in New Hampshire.

This expansion of The Nature Conservancy’s Preserve enhances the largest intact block of conservation land in the Mount Washington Valley: the Preserve (at 5,500 acres in total) is adjacent to Town Lands, State Forest, and the White Mountain National Forest, as well as other USVLT easement lands (see the map below).

For more information, including directions to the Preserve, please visit The Nature Conservancy’s website at

(click on the map for a larger image)


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