Mission

To work with communities and landowners to conserve the natural resources, wild and working lands, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Monadnock region. We care for our conservation lands, and we engage people in ways that strengthen their communities and their connections to the land.

Vision

Rolling hills and mountain ridges, broad expanses of woods, and open meadows surround a village, a meetinghouse, a stone wall, a narrow dirt road. This beautiful landscape — anchored by Mount Monadnock, bounded by the eastern hills and the Connecticut River — has working farms and forests as well as wild lands. Moose browse on spring buds and black bears forage for blueberries; the deeper lakes are home to nesting loons and native brook trout thrive in coldwater streams. There are places to hike, to hunt, to paddle, and to simply enjoy the quiet outdoors. The water is clean, the air clear, and the night skies dark.

The New England that has disappeared in so many other places is alive and well in the Monadnock region. The people who live, work, and play here value and care for the land, embracing the connections between the landscape and the economic and social vitality of the region. There is a strong sense of community, and people work together to ensure that the region’s unique rural character will remain through the changes of today and tomorrow.

Priorities

  • Connect people and the land, people and their communities, and people and the Monadnock Conservancy
  • Protect and steward land that contributes to ecological health, wildlife habitat, water quality, outdoor recreation, and working farms and forests
  • Facilitate informed land use decision-making at the individual, landowner and community levels, targeting broader audiences beyond owners of existing conservation land
  • Conserve agricultural lands, the agricultural way of life and viable local food systems
  • Ensure the sustainability of the Monadnock Conservancy