Piscataquog Land Conservancy

Working hand in hand with private landowners, community groups, PLC's conservation partners and others, PLC works to permanently protect open spaces and to honor the stewardship commitments we have made to the lands which we protect.

Focusing on lands of high conservation value, PLC’s land conservation work is guided by four primary conservation goals. They are:

          • To protect water quality;
          • To maintain a diverse forest mix;
          • To maintain native biodiversity; and
          • To restore degraded systems.

Recognizing the challenge these goals raise, PLC seeks to work with other nonprofit organizations, community groups, and educational institutions to achieve them. Generally, PLC seeks to protect lands that possess one or more of the following attributes:

          • Abuts the river or a significant tributary of the river

          • Abuts other protected land or contributes to a proposed corridor of protected land

          • Will likely lead to additional meaningful conservation action or future land protection

          • Contains ecologically significant wetlands

           • Contains a significant diversity of natural flora and fauna

           • Contains rare, threatened, or endangered species or significant habitat for such species

          • Contains significant wildlife habitat and/or is part of a regularly utilized
          wildlife travel corridor or migration staging area

          • Presents important opportunities for education or scientific research

          • Is suitable for providing public access to the river or other worthy natural features

          • Has notable historical or archaeological value

          • Is a focal area in the PLC’s conservation plan

          • Has scenic or agricultural value

Methods of Conservation
PLC employs two primary methods of land conservation. If the landowner wishes to retain ownership of the land a conservation easement can be used. If not, land may be gifted to the PLC for conservation use and management. In either circumstance, gifts of land or easements may be made during the landowner’s lifetime or through a will.


Contact Piscataquog Land Conservancy

Chris Wells
Executive Director
5a Mill Street
New Boston, New Hampshire  03070
Phone: (603) 487-3331
Fax: 603-487-3331


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New Hampshire

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