The Chocorua Lake Conservancy (CLC) is a volunteer-led, nonprofit land trust founded in 1968. The CLC owns or manages almost 1,000 acres of conservation land across 17 properties, and protects 3,000 additional acres through perpetual conservation covenants and easements on over 100 properties.
Our main areas of focus include:
Land Conservation: We protect the scenic and natural resources of the Chocorua Lake Basin and surrounding area.
Lake Protection: Through monitoring and other activities, we protect the pristine water quality of Chocorua Lake, the Chocorua River, and other tributaries.
Forest Protection: Conducting and modeling sustainable forestry operations.
Education & Outreach: We offer events throughout the year to encourage people of all ages to enjoy Chocorua Lake and the trails that surround it, to learn more about the natural world we’re part of, to engage in active stewardship with us, and to have fun with friends and neighbors while doing all these things.
Join us for a bird walk with Will Broussard of the Mount Washington Observatory and naturalist Lynne Flaccus to look for late season migrant songbirds such as Palm Warblers and Swamp Sparrows.
Mother Nature is powerful, and she lets us know it when non-native invasive species such as the gorgeous and robust bittersweet vine turn up in our roadsides, fields and gardens.
Headlines often tell us about the effects of climate change around the world. What can we do here in New Hampshire to build resilience for our lakes and rivers, hiking trails, fields and forests, and communities in the face of changing temperatures and more extreme weather events?
Community members have an opportunity this month to own a gorgeous Byron Carr oil painting of Mount Chocorua and the Chocorua Lake Basin…
Last week’s trout surveys by a crew from Tin Mountain Conservation, and NH Fish and Game biologist John Magee, provide valuable information about the trout populations in Allen Brook on the CLC Scott Reserve.
Artist Byron Carr of Contoocook, NH, has generously donated to the CLC two gorgeous, framed oil paintings of the Chocorua Lake Basin, with Mount Chocorua in the background. Visit our online auction to bid on the larger (24x30) of the two paintings.
Matt Coughlan, the Crawford Path Project Manager for the White Mountain Trail Collective, invites anyone who wants to support and care for hiking trails in the White Mountains to join him on one of two Crawford Path work days, on August 3 & 24.
Do you know someone who would make a good candidate to serve on the CLC’s Board of Directors, or on a Board Committee? Share your ideas, by Tuesday, July 16, with Melissa Baldwin, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.
The results of ten sampling events during the summer of 2018 show that the water quality of Chocorua Lake this past year was outstanding, falling within the “oligotrophic/excellent” range for fresh water lakes in New Hampshire.
On behalf of the board of directors of the Chocorua Lake Conservancy (CLC), I want to thank this wonderful community for supporting our organization’s recently completed Timeless Chocorua capital campaign.
On June 9, 2005, the Chocorua Lake Basin Historic District was listed on the Register of National Historic Places, the largest such district in New England. The district covers more than 6,000 acres surrounding Chocorua Lake.
Mount Chocorua was long said to bear the name of Chief Chocorua, a fictitious Native American who, according to legends created by white colonists, lived with his young son in the area that is now Tamworth, New Hampshire, in the early 1700s.
Banner: Kristina Folcik. Other photos: Juno Lamb