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The Amherst Land Trust seeks to protect potentially developable land to preserve the rural aesthetic of our community, conserve natural resources, and reserve open space for active and passive recreation. We have worked with landowners desiring to preserve old family farms and forest lands, as well as those seeking to make charitable donations beneficial to both the environment and their own tax situations.

In recent years, laws and regulations have increased the protection of sensitive wetlands, steep slopes and shoreline properties. At the same time, ever-increasing growth across the southern tier of New Hampshire has made buildable land a scarce and valuable commodity. The Amherst Land Trust is working to develop innovative and creative approaches to land preservation.

The Amherst Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a private nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of New Hampshire. Day-to-day decisions are made by the Board of Trustees. All members have a vote at the Annual Meeting.

The Amherst Land Trust is a sponsor member of the Land Trust Alliance, an organization that promotes land conservation by providing resources and leadership to over 1200 land trusts nationwide. The Amherst Land Trust has adopted the Alliance's Standards and Practices for land trust operations.

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our mission and our methods. See some of the parcels we've helped to protect in the past, and what we're working on now for the future.

Contact us, work with us, and join us.