Steven W. Youngs, D.O. died on Jan. 22, 2017 in a fire at his home on his Ausbon Sargent Easement property on Little Hill Road in Webster. Steven was 61 years old. He was born in Madison, Wis., on Dec. 6, 1955 and grew up in Madison, New Orleans, and Washington D.C. Steve graduated from The College of William and Mary with a bachelor's degree in Geology, then went on to receive a master's degree in Structural Geology from Washington State University and a master's degree in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After a decade-long career in hydrogeology, he went back to school to become a doctor, graduating with his Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 2005 from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He practiced in Franklin and Laconia and was the Medical Director of HealthFirst Family Care Center. Steve had many hobbies, most of which involved his joy of living in the country in a 200-year-old colonial: wood carving, cider pressing, gardening, maple syrup production, and home brewing. He was a kind and gentle man with a wicked sense of humor, beloved by family, friends and patients alike. Under an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, the Youngs granted their 235-acre conservation easement to Ausbon Sargent. This property links over 2000 acres of adjacent and nearby conserved lands in the Schoodac Brook watershed to 11000 acres of conserved lands in the Blackwater Flood Control Area and extending to Mt. Kearsarge.