The History of the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust

ACT was founded in 1999 by a group of friends and neighbors who shared a concern about the rapid loss of open lands in their community.  After successfully raising the funds to purchase a local property slated for development, the group decided there was a need in the larger area for an organization which could assist in similar efforts. They incorporated ACT in New Hampshire and obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS in 2000.

ACT’s service area is northern Grafton and Coös counties. As of 2017, we have permanently conserved 4,173 acres of land for community benefit in Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Lancaster, Lisbon, Littleton, Lyman, Monroe, Piermont and Sugar Hill.

ACT community members have been staunch opponents of the Northern Pass project from the very start.

ACT community members have been staunch opponents of the Northern Pass project from the very start.