Ausbon Sargent Protects 88.40 Acres in Newbury

On February 11, 2022, The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust finalized a land conservation project that was over a year in the making. The 88.40-acre “Between the Mountains Preserve” is on Mountain Road in the town of Newbury. This property adds to an existing wildlife corridor and protects the area watershed. It is open to the public for low impact pedestrian access, although there are no formal hiking trails. Uses permitted include: hiking, photography, snowshoeing, along with hunting and fishing where appropriate on this property.

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June 8th is Ausbon Sargent Day in New London!

2022 marks the 35th year anniversary of The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust! Join us on Wednesday, June 8th from 1:30-2:30pm for Ausbon Sargent Day on the Sargent Common. Hear a reading of the Ausbon Sargent story by the elementary school children,  a proclamation by Town officials, and music performed by the Kearsarge Community Band. Visit with Seymour the Squirrel, the Ausbon Sargent mascot, and enjoy a sweet treat to end the day. All are welcome! Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the hour-long program. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Easement Monitor Training

This training is currently FULL. Please contact the office to learn about alternative training for monitors.

Ausbon Sargent is required to walk the boundaries of all of our conservation easement properties once a year. With 163 projects totaling over 20 square miles, this is no small task! Volunteer monitors help the land trust each year by going out on properties to walk the bounds and report back with any findings. If you would like to help with this effort, please sign up for one of our two workshops: either Thursday, May 19 or Monday, May 22 from 1-4pm. Look at our Calendar for more details. Staff will teach you (or give you a refresher!) how to use a map and compass on one of Ausbon Sargent's own properties in New London. Please contact our Stewardship Manager, Anne Payeur at apayeur@ausbonsargent.org with any questions you may have.