Ausbon Sargent Protects 91.9 Acres in Bradford

On December 22, 2022 the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust accepted the donation of a conservation easement on 91.9 acres in Bradford, NH.  Stephen and Sandra Bravo wanted to protect their property from development and to insure that the attributes of the land, which are a benefit to both humans and animals alike, would remain. This property is made up of open fields and forestlands and is highly ranked for wildlife habitat. There are also a couple streams that cross the property that flow into Lake Massasecum. So, although not open for public access, protection of this property also protects the local watershed, which is a benefit for all.

Ausbon Sargent is grateful for the opportunity to steward this very special property, in perpetuity. Read more about this property HERE.

125-Acre Aldrich Property Protected in WIlmot

On January 13, 2023 the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust  finalized the donation of a conservation easement on 125 acres of land in Wilmot, NH. "Pound Road Preserve" is very close to the Cassey Brook Preserve, which was purchased by the land trust in 2020. The property includes the headwaters of Cassey Brook, and a portion of it is ranked highest for wildlife habitat in the state. These 125 acres, owned by Ken and Nola Aldrich, have been identified as an important area for protection in the Wilmot Master Plan.

When asked why protecting this property was so important to them, Nola offered:

"We wanted to protect the open space and also keep it available for outdoor recreation."

Ken and Nola enjoy walking on the property's trails, and are pleased to be able to share their land with the public. This property will be open for low-impact recreational uses, such as hiking, running, and bird-watching.

We are thankful to the Aldrich family for entrusting Ausbon Sargent with the stewardship of their special place, forever.

 

Help Protect the Bradford Bog Headwaters Property

Update: LCHIP Funding Awarded December 14, 2022 - PRESS RELEASE

The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust is partnering with the Bradford Conservation Commission and the Rural Heritage Connection of Bradford to protect a 71.66-acre property on East Washington Road in Bradford, NH. This property is deemed ecologically valuable by the US Dept. of Agriculture and is within the Quabbin to Mount Cardigan (Q2C) conservation focus area of national importance. Comprised of a vigorous regenerating woodland area, this property is also valuable for the habitat it affords for threatened wildlife, especially many varieties of birds that are decreasing at an alarming rate in our region.. The benefits to surrounding watersheds and places like the nearby Abenaki ancient healing springs site and the Atlantic White Cedar bog and wildflower sanctuary, are also important. This property will also be open for low-impact recreational use. For more details about this project, or to donate please click HERE.

Read the full press release about the LCHIP award, presented to ASLPT for this project on December 14, 2022