In 1999, Dr. John and Amy Blitzer donated a conservation easement on their 136-acre tree farm in Bradford, insuring that it will remain a working forest forever. John died in 2004, but Amy has maintained her passion for protecting important land. On December 17, 2014, Amy donated a second easement of approximately 41 acres on Center Road in Bradford. This new property has extensive frontage on Center Road, offers a well-managed forest, and is currently used to graze cattle. The property protects valuable forestry and agricultural soils. There is a pond on the property that supports native amphibians and fish and associated wetlands that offer important habitat for many species. The land is near over 325 acres of conserved land including the Battles Farm. This Blitzer property now protects over 1,860 feet of frontage on Bradford’s Center Road. The easement insures that the land will remain open for public access to low impact outdoor recreation and it has a trail network in place.
John Blitzer died June 3, 2004 and Amy passed away on October 29, 2016.