RCP Stats

Coordinator: Russell J. Wilder

Contact Info: info@belknaprange.org

Year started: 2009

Mission Statement:
“The BRCC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the conservation of open space, responsible stewardship, and low-impact public enjoyment of the scenic, natural, recreational and historical resources of the Belknap Mountain Range.”

General Location: South of Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Acreage of Area Covered by Partnership: 31,730

Acres Conserved by Partnership: ~1500

Number of Partners: 10

RCP Status: Conserving

Steps Taken in Forming Partnership:

  • Draft a vision, mission statement, goals, and/or objectives
  • Develop a governance structure
  • Develop a strategic conservation map
  • Engage landowners and/or municipal officials in your region
  • Engage state agencies, federal agencies, and/or philanthropic organizations
  • Craft a compelling case statement
  • Coordinate or collaborate to conserve land as an RCP

Website: http://belknaprange.org/

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RCP Activities


  • Municipal outreach
  • Securing funding
  • Strong partner engagement
  • Partnering with Land Trusts and Conservation Commissions (including Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, and the New England Forestry Foundation; Alton, Gilmanton, and Gilford Conservation Commissions)

Current Activities:

  • Land protection
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Stewardship

Current Project Highlights:

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