For many, the haunting call of the loon is an important part of the New Hampshire lake experience.
Often seen as a symbol of the northern wilderness, loons are a beloved fixture on New Hampshire lakes, and many lakegoers enjoy watching them as they raise their young. However, the breeding season can be a vulnerable time for loons—they face many threats, both natural and human-caused, while on our lakes. This presentation will focus on the biology and life history of loons, the threats that loons face, and the work that the Loon Preservation Committee has been performing since 1975 to help recover New Hampshire's threatened loon population
The Loon Preservation Committee is an non-profit organization that works throughout the state's threatened loon population. The Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) was created in 1975 in response to concerns about a dramatically declining loon population and the effects of human activities on loons. LPC’s mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the larger natural world.
For over 40 years, the Loon Preservation Committee has undertaken state-wide monitoring, research, management and outreach to preserve loons and their habitats.