A canoe is ready to launch at Willard Pond, Antrim, NH. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Land Protection & Stewardship

Caring for the Land, Now and Forever

When you protect land, you leave a legacy for generations.

A historic stone wall glows in autumn gold. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Conserving Your Land

There are many ways to protect land. You may wish to sell or donate your land, or consider a conservation easement — in which you retain ownership of the property, but donate or sell the development rights to a land trust like the Harris Center. Each conservation easement is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the landowner while protecting the conservation values of the land.

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A freshly-gnawed beaver chew on Harris Center-conserved land in Harrisville, NH. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Stewardship & Monitoring

With land protection comes responsibility. Every year, we visit all of our 100+ conservation easements to ensure that the terms of each easement are being upheld. In addition, Harris Center-owned lands may require habitat management, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, and signage, among other tasks, to protect their conservation values.

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Contact Us

For more information on protecting your land with the Harris Center, please contact Eric Masterson at (603) 525-3394 or by email.