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 maintained her passion for protecting important land. On December 17, 2014, Amy donated this second easement of approximately 41 acres on Center Road in Bradford. She passed away just two years later on October 29, 2016.
This property has extensive frontage on Center Road, offers a well-managed forest, and is used to graze cattle. The property protects valuable forestry and agricultural soils, and there is a pond that supports native amphibians and fish. The associated wetlands offer important habitat for many species. This property is near over 325 acres of already-conserved land including the Battles Farm, and protects over 1,860 feet of frontage on 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.
Susan and Donald Moss bought the property in July of 2015 and then transferred it on March 31, 2017 to the Moss Family Trust. The Mosses continue to manage the forest and invite cattle from a local farm to graze during the growing season.