Jeanie & Janisse Ray

A Great Event for a Great Person!


On Tuesday, January 15, UVLT hosted one of the most successful events in its history: a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Jeanie McIntyre’s service to the organization.  Well over 300 people attended the two parts of this afternoon/evening long event.  The afternoon featured an outstanding keynote address by noted conservation author Janisse Ray

, who thrilled a standing room only audience with her evocative images of the value of land conservation and access to the outdoors.  The evening reception and dinner filled the Dowd’s Country Inn with well-wishers who came out to honor Jeanie for her legacy of leadership in conserving land in the Upper Valley. 


In addition to the food and fun, UVLT raised nearly $100,000 for a newly named ‘Conservation Capital Fund’ in Jeanie’s name.  The fund was developed through generous contributions from the evening’s participants, a significant challenge pledge from the past Chairmen of UVLT, and from spirited on-site bidding on several vacation properties throughout the world.  This initial amount for the Jeanie McIntyre Conservation Capital Fund will be supplemented by an continuing program of fundraising, including a major challenge grant anticipated from a local foundation, as well as solicitations of the UVLT membership and the general public to build the capacity to conserve more land in the Upper Valley.

UVLT YouTube Channel

Revealing UVLT's New YouTube Channel!


View an archive of past videos and slideshows in our movie room alongside our latest uploads that share reflections, experiences, thoughts, and feelings with you.  From a beaver taking a morning swim in the Zebedee wetlands to Janisse Ray's

 heartfelt and engaging talk with us; you can see the faces and hear the voices of our community speaking about this place we love and call home.   Experience conservation and get to know your Land Trust in a new way.  


Check it out today, become a subscriber and check back often - we have a lot to share with you!


Bear Pond

Snowshoe Hike to Bear Pond

Sunday, February 17th  @  1pm

Meet at the end of Hall Road, Canaan, NH


Join us for a winter outing! We will be travelling through the woods, leading to a large shrub wetland, and out to the very remote Bear Pond.   We will explore the pond and its surrounding wetlands, and return for hot chocolate and treats.   The trip will last about 2-2.5 hours.  This event is be hosted by the Upper Valley Land Trust in partnership with the Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council.



Wear warm clothing and bring a snack, water, snowshoes, …and sunglasses!  We will be starting along Hall Road, on private, conserved land.  We’ll meet at the end of the road, about 1/3 mile in from Route 4.

Registration is appreciated but not required.  Contact Pete Helm at the Upper Valley Land Trust (603)643-6626 or at  with questions.


Overloaded Desk

Volunteer Monitoring 101 Lesson Seven:  Make Time


Hello Folks!


This lesson is still in process as I find myself into the second month of the New Year and several months behind on my learning and sharing with you. My derrière, while thankfully tick-less, appears to me to be turning slightly square in shape, reflective of all of the time it has been sitting in my office chair.


This has GOT to change!


Click here to read the rest of my lesson.


~Anna Slack, Programs Coordinator


P.S. For previous lessons learned in the series, click here.




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