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News: COVID-19 & How We're Doing Our Part

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2020
— General news

First and foremost, we are continuing to protect and care for the region’s special places. After all, our work is forever.

As we monitor the rapid evolution of COVID-19, the health and safety of our communities is also a top priority. We also fully support the need to “flatten the curve” in an effort to give our health care providers the best chance to serve those in need by slowing the virus spread. For the time being, we are making some changes to "business as usual" as noted below.

We know that many of you are also dealing with your own personal lives and concerns. We appreciate our donors, volunteers, and friends who continue to support the organization during this time. We will process donations by mail and welcome online gifts.

Office and Staff

Our Keene office is temporarily closed and staff has transitioned to remote-work locations until further notice. If you have any questions, you can still reach everyone through his or her email (see staff directory) or phone extension at our regular phone number, 603-357-0600. For general inquiries, please email Nat Stout, office manager, or call him at 603-357-0600, ext. 101. We are doing our best to stay on top of replying to messages and calls in a timely manner.

In-Person Visits

Out of respect for everyone's health and safety, the Monadnock Conservancy has adopted a policy of not meeting with anyone — landowners, donors, colleagues, etc. — for in-person visits at this time. Phone meetings, however, are welcome and will continue. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact us.


We will not be hosting any in-person community events for the next eight weeks, through May 10, and will re-evaluate as needed. Stories About This Place, originally scheduled for March 27, is cancelled.

Open Spaces

The properties we own will continue to be open at this time, but we ask that you stay local and take extra precautions to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Please read our blog post about hiking responsibly to learn more.

Future Updates

Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times. It is so important in times like this to do what we can to stay rooted in our sense of place and hope. Please continue to check back here for any additional updates.


The staff and board of the Monadnock Conservancy