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A Fellow SELTie visits her 100th National Park

A Fellow SELTie visits her 100th National Park

By Bev Shadley On August 25, I will reach a personal milestone in visiting my 100th National Park on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. All SELTies are invited to join me to share in the beauty and history of Saint-Gaudens (New Hampshire’s only National Park site) (more…)
SELT Secures $1.6 million from USDA to Protect Wetlands and Critical Habitat

SELT Secures $1.6 million from USDA to Protect Wetlands and Critical Habitat

SELT wrote a winning proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture which awarded $1.6 million to protect important wetland systems and critical habitat in Southeastern New Hampshire.  SELT will manage these funds to protect habitat for the state-endangered Blanding's turtle and the New England cottontail as well as critical wetland systems in the Salmon Falls and Merrimack watersheds. (more…)
Give the Gift of Conservation

Give the Gift of Conservation

Have you thought about donating your land or a conservation easement?  SELT welcomes inquiries from anyone that is interested in making a donation of land or conservation easements to guarantee that your land will not be developed.  Right now SELT is working with seven landowners who are doing just that! (more…)
Little Harbour Students Experience Outdoor Classrooms

Little Harbour Students Experience Outdoor Classrooms

SELT loves to show kids how important farms and open spaces are and was happy to partner with the Little Harbour School in Portsmouth to help 75 first graders take their classroom outdoors. The students visited two farms in Stratham and Kensington where SELT holds a conservation easement (Scamman Farm), or is pursuing one (Bodwell Farm). (more…)

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ABOUT SELT

The Southeast Land Trust of NH is a member-supported nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and sustain the significant lands in our communities for clean water, fresh food, outdoor recreation, healthy forests, and wildlife.

Since 1980, SELT has served 52 communities of southeastern New Hampshire to conserve more than 14,000 acres of land through conservation agreements and ownerships. 

Our Strategic Plan identifies four goals for the Southeast Land Trust, listed below:

Strategic Land Protection Proactively protect Conservation Focus Areas with an added emphasis on farmland and water resources
Connect People to Place Expand our visibility to broaden and strengthen the connection of people and communities to the Land Trust’s work
Broaden our Relationships Deepen our relationships with members, residents, and communities to expand our reach, increase our effectiveness, and ensure our long-term stability
Sustain our Success Continue our conservation work through model stewardship of our lands and easements

As with any plan, it is only effective if it is implemented, tracked, and evaluated. Therefore for each goal the plan identifies associated strategies and tactics, the responsible party within the organization, a timeline for the work, estimated costs, and measures of progress.

SELT’s Memberships and Sponsorships

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