Local Conservation: 2021 photo projects with the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

Salt marsh in Rye, New Hampshire.
Salt marsh in Rye, New Hampshire.

When my wife Marcy and I chose to move to the New Hampshire Seacoast back in 1993, we weren’t alone. Since then, southern New Hampshire has been one of the fastest growing parts of New England. It was around that time that land trusts started forming in the area to protect some of the most vulnerable and ecologically valuable local land. The Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire roots date back even earlier (1980), and they have done some amazing work conserving tens of thousands of acres in a very diverse landscape.

The Wild and Scenic Lamprey River in Lee, New Hampshire.
The Wild and Scenic Lamprey River in Lee, New Hampshire.

While I shoot all over the Northeast and beyond for clients, it’s very satisfying to get to work on important conservation projects close to home, and thanks to SELT I get that opportunity often. I’ve been shooting projects for them on a regular basis since 2015, and this year I found myself on around ten SELT properties shooting a variety of subject matter, from dairy farms to tidal marshes to riverine forests.

I hope you enjoy this sample of my SELT work this year:

SELT's Jeremy Lougee on a dairy farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
SELT’s Jeremy Lougee on a dairy farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Hay harvest on a farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Hay harvest on a farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Hay field on a farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Hay field on a farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, unfurling in a forest in Epping, New Hampshire.
Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, unfurling in a forest in Epping, New Hampshire.
The Exeter River in Brentwood, New Hampshire.
The Exeter River in Brentwood, New Hampshire.
Aerial view of Hog Hill Brook in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Fall.
Aerial view of Hog Hill Brook in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Fall.
Hayfield sunset on a farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
Hayfield sunset on a farm in Greenland, New Hampshire.
The Wild and Scenic Lamprey River in Lee, New Hampshire.
The Wild and Scenic Lamprey River in Lee, New Hampshire.
Drone view of a beaver dam on a pond in Epping, New Hampshire.
Drone view of a beaver dam on a pond in Epping, New Hampshire.
Sheep on the edge of a salt marsh in Rye, New Hampshire.
Sheep on the edge of a salt marsh in Rye, New Hampshire.
The Pawtuckaway River in Epping, New Hampshire.
The Pawtuckaway River in Epping, New Hampshire. Spring.
Fall in the forest in Durham, New Hampshire.
Fall in the forest in Durham, New Hampshire.
Jax, the EcoPhotography mascot on a SELT shoot in Greenland, New Hampshire.

If you’re interested, here are some previous posts I’ve wrote about SELT properties: https://ecophotography.com/the-long-view/, https://ecophotography.com/the-stonehouse-forest-a-conservation-photo-project-close-to-home/, https://ecophotography.com/how-and-why-kayaking-at-sunset-photo/, https://ecophotography.com/farms-in-the-country-in-the-city/.

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