A scenic view of Spoonwood Pond and surround woodlands in fall foliage. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Land Conservation

Help protect the great outdoors.

Ensuring a Vibrant Future for the Monadnock Region

Land conservation preserves our air, soil, and water, ensures that wildlife have room to roam, and provides fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation. Land trusts like the Harris Center are based on the premise and the promise that we will be here for the long term – ready to ensure that your family farm or forest is protected forever.

A bobcat kitten takes a tentative step. (photo © Tianne Strombeck)

The SuperSanctuary

A central feature of the Harris Center’s land conservation work is connecting clusters of protected land to ensure that wide-ranging animals like bear, bobcat, otter, and moose have access to the habitat they need — now and forever. The Harris Center has directly protected more than 25,000 acres in the Monadnock Region. We’ve also played an integral role in stitching together 36,000 acres of protected land in our eight-town focus area, better known as the SuperSanctuary.

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A red barn surrounded by fall foliage and reflected in Merrills Pond, Hancock, NH. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Land Protection & Stewardship

We use many different strategies for saving special places, including buying land, accepting donations of land, and conservation easements, in which landowners retain ownership of a property but donate or sell the development rights to the Harris Center. Diligent stewardship and monitoring of our conserved lands ensures that they are protected for generations to come.

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Contact Us

For more information on the Harris Center’s land protection program, please contact Eric Masterson at (603) 525-3394 or by email.