The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust is working together with the Town of Newbury to conserve about 85 acres on Mountain Road in Newbury. The "Between the Mountains Preserve" is part of a large area of conserved land that includes Mount Sunapee and Pillsbury State Parks, and abuts land protected by the Forest Society. The protection of un-fragmented forestland is critically important to wildlife and the health of the watershed. Also noteworthy is the fact that this property contains a pristine stream and is within an area of increased risk for development, so it was deemed a high priority for conservation.
The property has been purchased by the land trust with assistance from the Town of Newbury Conservation Commission as well as a few other sources. The conservation easement will be held by the Town of Newbury. We are asking for further assistance to help Ausbon Sargent with the transaction costs and future stewardship of this special property.