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Limperis Farm conserved along wild and scenic Lamprey River

Limperis Farm conserved along wild and scenic Lamprey River

Sept 2, 2016  EPPING — SELT announced Tuesday the conservation of the Limperis Farm in Epping, Newfields, and Newmarket, protecting 261 acres of land with rich agricultural soils, wildlife habitat, and water resources.  As part of SELT’s vision for a Pawtuckaway to Great Bay Greenway, the Limperis Farm is a key link in connecting more than 1,000 acres of conservation land stretching from Route 125 to the Lamprey River, and another conservation block of more than 1,000 acres in size that includes SELT’s Piscassic Greenway property. This land is identified as a regional conservation priority in the Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire’s Coastal Watersheds. Additionally, the New Hampshire Wildlife Action plan scores the entire property as highest ranking habitat in...
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…)
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…)
Remembering Alice Tonry

Remembering Alice Tonry

SELT was saddened to learn of the peaceful passing of Alice Tonry of Hampton Falls on July 5th. We knew Alice as a conservationist and Tree Farmer who with her late husband Herbert and children started the Christmas tree farm back in the 1960’s as a 4H project. (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.

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