A component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Upper Valley Land Trust

The Upper Valley Land Trust helps people conserve land. We engage people in the vision and process of land conservation and in the stewardship of conserved lands.

UVLT provides conservation leadership, tools and expertise to permanently protect the working farms, forested ridges, wildlife habitat, water resources, trails and scenic landscapes that surround residential areas and commercial centers and make the Upper Valley a truly special place to live. Our conservation projects secure the mixture of land uses so critical to the region’s vitality and identity.

We work with local conservation commissions and volunteer groups to identify and prioritize land conservation opportunities. We provide technical assistance and conservation solutions for landowners. We steward permanent agreements that conserve key properties forever.

UVLT focuses its mission in 45 Vermont and New Hampshire towns in the upper Connecticut River valley. UVLT is a sponsor member of the Land Trust Alliance, an organization that promotes land conservation by providing advocacy and professional resources to over 1600 land trusts nationwide. UVLT has adopted LTA’s Standards and Practices for land trust operations. In 2012, The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accredited status to UVLT; the seal of Accreditation shows that UVLT has met the national standards for excellence to uphold the public trust and ensure that its conservation efforts are permanent.

Grants Awarded: 

2012 - $5,000 to support a partnership with Lebanon schools for outdoor education on the Jackson property in Lebanon (newly conserved land). UVLT will work closely with two elementary schools and one middle school in Lebanon, partnering with the AVA Gallery and VINS. They will also present programs after school in collaboration with the Carter Community Center and Lebanon Recreation Department programs. Hands-on, experiential activities will help kids connect with the site and learn about the ecosystem there.

2008 - Support for a land conservation transaction to showcase UVLT's strategies and values to new constituencies.

Grant Year(s): 

2016 Children's Fund Grantees