Nearly 200 donors have helped secure a 191-acre conservation easement near the headwaters of Warren Brook. The project establishes a permanent land stewardship fund and enables the eventual development of a public access trail from Route 109.
This success not only protects these vital acres of beautiful wetlands and hills, but has helped widen the circle of conservation in our watershed and town. The parcel contains vital habitat for wildlife and joins other nearby protected lands to form a largely unfragmented forest block.
The easement includes more than 3,200 feet of frontage on both sides of Warren Brook, with more than 50 acres of wetlands, which filter snow melt and storm water runoff. Above the wetlands are elevated lands, whose development would have a detrimental effect on clear water, natural species and scenic beauty. This easement forever protects these 191-acres from being developed.
Conservation easements are a wonderful way for landowners to protect their land while retaining ownership. Those who want to learn more about easements or to explore future plans for their property should contact Executive Director, Bob Cole at email@example.com or (603) 534-0222.