Ausbon Sargent Begins Campaign to Protect Grantham Property

Ausbon Sargent has started a campaign to raise funds to protect 151 acres on Route 114 in Grantham, which abut the protected Reney Memorial Forest. This property is called "Byron Barton Woods" and it provides beautiful scenic views visible across from the rest area on I-89 in Springfield. The NH Wildlife Action Plan shows a portion of this property as ranking high for significant wildlife habitat, which includes rare cliffs and talus slope. The landscape is a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees with good soils for long-term forest resiliency. As part of the Sugar River watershed, this property will aid in the protection of this important resource. Lastly, there is an opportunity for low-impact recreation along the existing snowmobile trail, and future trails that can tie into the 400-acre Reney Memorial Forest. We hope you will find value in this property that not only protects our treasured wildlife, but also our important watershed, and beautiful scenic vistas for those traveling through our region.

Click HERE to make a tax deductible donation to this important project. Make sure to select "Land Project" and then "Byron Barton Woods."  Checks may be sent to: ASLPT at: PO Box 2040, New London NH 03257 with "Byron Barton" in the memo line.   Funding from private donors like you is vital to the protection of the Byron Barton Woods property.

Stewardship and Program Coordinator Position - Now Open!

Ausbon Sargent is a well-established and respected land trust serving a 12-town region and stewarding 166 protected properties. We have a committed membership base that supports our mission to preserve the rural character of the Mt. Kearsarge/Ragged/Lake Sunapee region.

The Stewardship and Program Coordinator works with the Stewardship Manager regarding key aspects of stewarding our fee-owned properties and conservation easements held by the Land Trust. Stewarding includes working with volunteers to ensure the required monitoring and enforcement of our conservation easements is completed smoothly each year. Another component is to create and implement programming for the communities in our region.

A successful Stewardship and Program Coordinator is personable, organized, and interested in administering many different aspects of land stewardship and program management. Our small office environment requires flexibility and a team player attitude. Together we all assist in different outreach components, including but not limited to occasional evening and weekend work. To see the full position description please click here.

This full-time position is on-site in our New London office with regular outside activities on our protected properties. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, professional development opportunities, and a retirement contribution. We foster a productive, fun, and supportive workplace.

To Apply: please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.




Building Dedication at 71 Pleasant Street is Complete!

The Ausbon Sargent office building has a new sign, declaring it the "Nancy Chase Lyon Building."  The dedication of this building is due, in part, because of Nancy's "see a need, fill a need," selfless and thoughtful dedication to the land trust. To read the whole story about Nancy and why this honor has been bestowed upon her work and her memory, turn to page 15 of the Winter 2024 issue of Chatter.