Our Conservation Partners

Partner Advocacy Organizations and Coalitions:

New Hampshire Land Trust Coalition: supporting and advocating for land trusts in the state of New Hampshire.  Founding partner/member.

Maine Land Trust Network: supporting and advocating for land trusts in Maine, a program of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

Land Trust Alliance: supporting land trusts nationwide.  USVLT has adopted the Land Trust Alliance’s Standards & Practices and was accredited by LTA in 2015.

The Nature Conservancy: National organization with chapters in both ME & NH

Trust for Public Land: National organization with a regional chapter

Access Fund: the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment.

Gibson Center for Senior Services: USVLT is partnering with the Gibson Center on their Age-Friendly Community initiative to ensure access to the outdoors for users of all abilities.


Our Land Trust Neighbors:


Chocorua Lake Conservancy: Our neighbor to the north, focusing on the protection of Chocorua Lake

Greater Lovell Land Trust: Our neighbor to the northeast

Loon Echo Land Trust: Our neighbor to the east

Green Mountain Conservation Group: Our neighbor to the south, with a strong focus on water quality and aquifer protection

White Mountain National Forest: Our neighbor to the north and west

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests: Statewide Land Trust in NH


Environmental Education and Land Stewardship Links:


Tin Mountain Conservation Center: Our environmental education partner in the greater Mount Washington Valley

UNH Cooperative Extension: Landowner resources & land use management education

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs: Cost-share stewardship programs for landowners 



Each land trust project brings a diverse array of potential funders to the table – from federal programs to local charitable foundations.  USVLT has received consistent support from these governmental programs:

NRCS, and specifically the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP-ALE), and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, or LCHIP and the state’s “Moose Plate” program

Land for Maine’s Future Program and Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

We receive support from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (and many of their donor-advised funds), and we hold our stewardship endowment assets at the Maine Community Foundation

Thank you to all of our partners and funders!