Hand in Hand - Conservation, Solar, and Housing

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Southeast Land Trust Mathey Center, 247 North River Rd, Epping, NH

If you'd like to receive links to the recording and presentations from this workshop, please send an e-mail with your request to: Emma.Tutein@unh.edu.

Solar panels near conservation land

Credit: Revision Energy

Societal values vary from property to property.  Land Trusts typically focus on conservation, but not all land can be conserved.  Is there room on our landscape and in our work for housing and/or community solar arrays?  This workshop will address how Land Trusts can recognize opportunities for housing and solar, find partners, and take action where appropriate.

The workshop will be held in-person at Southeast Land Trust's Mathey Center (247 North River Road, Epping, NH) with an option to join virtually. NHLTC events are free for current dues-paying NHLTC “Members or Partners”. Non “Members or Partners” pay $20 (or join as a member/partner for free registration). To pay, after registering for an event, please mail a check (made out to NHLTC) to: NHLTC, Solar & Housing Workshop, 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301


Elizabeth Bergquist, Associate Director for Land Conservation, The Nature Conservancy
George Reagan, Community Engagement Manager, New Hampshire Housing
Sally Manikian, Vermont and New Hampshire Representative, The Conservation Fund
Brian Hart, Executive Director, Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire
Beth McGuinn, NH Solar Project Developer, Revision Energy


8:30-9:00 AM     Check-in/Morning Refreshments
9:00-9:30 AM     NHLTC Annual Meeting
9:30-9:45 AM     Introduction & Legal Considerations
9:45-10:50AM    Housing
10:50-11:15AM  BREAK
11:15-11:50AM  Solar Siting
12:00-12:45PM  OPTIONAL Tour of SELT Housing Project