This year's recipients from the Tree Farm Program are Ann and Marc Davis, in recognition of their well-managed forest in Springfield and in Wilmot. The "Woods Without Gile" tree farm is tucked in next to the Gile State Forest and has been managed by the Davises for the past 20 years. in 2007, the property was protected by Ausbon Sargent with a conservation easement.Read more
The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust (ASLPT) has maintained a level of excellence in land conservation since its inception in 1987. Nestled in the hills and valleys of the rural Mt. Kearsarge/Ragged/Lake Sunapee region, serving 12 towns, the land trust seeks a dynamic and motivated Executive Director.Read more
An 88.40-acre land project in Newbury has just been finalized by the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. In 2020, the land trust purchase the "Between the Mountains" property (the 13th property owned by Ausbon Sargent), with assistance from many private donors and an ARM grant. Since then, Ausbon Sargent has worked with the Town of Newbury to put a conservation easement on the property; a requirement for receiving the ARM grant funding. On February 11, 2022, the deed for the property, including the conservation easement, was recorded, marking the project complete. Read more
Ausbon Sargent is pleased to report that it conveyed the 5.56-acre Stamper property, adjacent to the recently-conserved Sawyer Brook Headwaters property, to the Town of Grantham on January 14, 2022. Once the property was purchased by Ausbon Sargent in July of 2021, the land trust worked to put a conservation easement on it. The purchase of this property, the protection of it by conservation easement, and the conveyance of it to the Town of Grantham, was the goal. Now that the goal has been met, this property will be managed by the Town, alongside the Sawyer Brook Headwaters property.Read more
On April 14, 2021, The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust placed a conservation easement on a 16.18-acre property along Davis Hill Road and Route 11 in New London. The property is adjacent to the already-protected Gordon Easement, and is forested with good forestry soils. A stream that runs through the property, as well as associated wetlands, contribute to the health of both Otter Pond and Lake Sunapee.
Sisters, Nancy Solodar, Betsy Warner, and Pat Goodlin felt it was important to keep this property in its natural state.Read more