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Mission and History

Mission:

The mission of the Beaver Brook Association (BBA) is to promote the understanding of interrelationships in the natural world and to encourage conservation of natural resources through education and land stewardship.

Overview:

Beaver Brook, a non-profit educational organization, was founded in 1964 by Hollis P. Nichols and Jeffery P. Smith, both Hollis, NH residents.

With the continued support and generosity of hundreds of caring individuals over the years, Beaver Brook’s original 18 acres has blossomed into over 2,000 acres located in Hollis, Brookline, and Milford, New Hampshire. In addition to our natural resources, we also have meeting rooms, classrooms, libraries, and camping facilities.

BBA relies on donations,  program fees, and revenues from land management practices to help achieve our mission. The Friends of Beaver Brook supporters are an instrumental part of our donation network to help cover the costs of building and trail maintenance and educational programs.

Hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, and many other activities are enjoyed daily on the 30 miles of trails at BBA. Trails are open from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Color-coded maps are available for $2.00 at the office. You may download our Trails & Maps.

Just forty-five minutes from Boston and six miles from Nashua, NH, Beaver Brook provides a respite for thousands of people annually and has become an important link for the southern New Hampshire community to learn about the natural world.

Beaver Brook staff and trustees welcome you.  Watch a video to learn all about Beaver Brook Nature center.