Howfirma Trust

The Howfirma Trust is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit trust established in December, 1994. Its statement of purposes is as follows:

The purposes of this Trust include, but are not limited to (i) the preservation, protection, or enhancement of land in its natural, scenic, historical, agricultural, forested or open-space condition or use; (ii) the preservation, protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and/or wildlife; (iii) education of the public on issues relative to the above mentioned purposes of the Trust; and (iv) the purchase of land and easements or development rights in order to facilitate the above.

As of 2009, the Trust owns thirteen properties and one conservation easement in the towns of South Hampton, Kensington, East Kingston and Newton, all in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.

Land and Buildings
Two of the Trust's properties were formerly farmsteads; the residences are operated as income-earning rental properties. As space is available, it is advertised in local news media and on the Internet. Current rental information may be requested from the Trustees at the address below.

Several of the Trust's properties include cleared crop or pasture land. In order to maintain the wildlife habitat and views afforded by the cleared land, the Trust has a policy of making it available to local residents for farming and animal husbandry purposes in return for mowing and maintenance of fences and structures. At present, all the Trust's cleared land is subject to agreements of this type, but interested parties may request information from the Trustees at the address below.


Contact Howfirma Trust

James VanBokkelen
45 Hilldale Ave
South Hampton, New Hampshire  03827-3513
Phone: (603) 394-7832


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New Hampshire

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