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53 Acres Conserved in Durham on the Lamprey River

53 Acres Conserved in Durham on the Lamprey River

SELT and the Town of Durham announced the purchase and permanent conservation of 53 acres in Durham as part of the Thompson Forest Conservation project. This venture protects the last remaining tract of what was once part of a 200-acre dairy farm owned by the Thompson Family.   The land has been part of the family for four generations. "The Thompson Family knew the importance of this tract for the community which is why they held onto it for so long under their good stewardship and oversight," said Duane Hyde, SELT's Land Conservation Director. "A project like this protects the drinking water supply for the Town of Durham and University of New Hampshire, but it also has important wildlife and conservation...
Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Earth Day, April 22nd

Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Earth Day, April 22nd

SELT is excited to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival once again at The Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth on Friday, April 22, 2016 – Earth Day! Enjoy a dozen handpicked films, which explore and celebrate our shared natural world and tell amazing stories of the human-nature connection.  Keep an eye out for tickets coming in February – this was a SOLD OUT show last year, so you’ll want to grab your tickets early! You can purchase tickets through the Music Hall in Portsmouth. Click here to reserve your tickets. Thank you to our sponsors who help make this happen: Lead: SUPPORT: Conservation Law Foundation, Northland Forest Products, Tri-City Subaru, Veris Wealth Partners. ADVOCATE: Churchill’s Garden Center Inc. Harbour Women's Health Proulx Oil and...
A Bird’s Eye View: Aerial Maps Help Monitor Properties

A Bird’s Eye View: Aerial Maps Help Monitor Properties

As part of SELT's on-going stewardship of the conservation easements we hold and the reservations we own in fee, SELT annually reviews aerial photos to observe conditions on the ground for all properties.  Since 2009 SELT has partnered with The Society for the Protection of NH Forests to obtain both aerial and near-infrared images of the lands. Aerial photos are taken in either the spring after snow melt and before leaf out or autumn after leaf drop and before snow fall.  This allows us to view any changes that have occurred on the ground such as timber harvests, changes to agricultural uses, encroachments by neighbors and new buildings and structures. PHOTO: An aerial photo of SELT's Tucker French Family Forest...
Need Volunteers for Powwow River Woodland Spring Maintenance – May 7

Need Volunteers for Powwow River Woodland Spring Maintenance – May 7

Join SELT conservation staff Phil Auger, and David Viale at the Powwow River Woodland in South Hampton on Jewell Street.  We'll be removing invasive species, building a small foot-bridge, trimming brush along the trail and assembling a kiosk.  The work day will be followed by a picnic lunch (byo) and paddle on the river (also byo). To volunteer contact SELT at register@seltnh.org.  Meet at the Town hall parking lot at the intersection of Jewell St and Rte 107-A in South Hampton.  Saturday, May 7th, 9 am (rain date May 8th) (3-5 hours)

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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.

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