We Have a Job Opportunity at Ausbon Sargent

The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust (ASLPT) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill its new full-time Stewardship Manager position.  Founded in 1987, ASLPT’s mission is to preserve and protect the rural landscape of the Mt. Kearsarge/Ragged/Lake Sunapee region.  The Stewardship Manager is responsible for overseeing and implementing stewardship activities on over 11,500 acres of conservation easement (CE) properties and five (5) properties owned by ASLPT. The position involves both office and fieldwork, attendance at meetings and some evening and weekend commitments. The Stewardship Manager will oversee 120+ volunteer easement monitors and will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers as our stewardship obligations grow.  

To view the Job Description for this new position and find contact information, click Here.

It’s Time for Re-Accreditation, Ausbon Sargent!

In the world of land conservation, land trust accreditation is a mark of distinction, showing that a land trust meets high standards for land conservation. It sends a message to landowners and supporters: “Invest in us. We are a strong, effective organization you can trust to conserve your land forever.”

Ausbon Sargent first received accreditation from its national organization, the Land Trust Alliance, in 2009.  It was the second accredited land trust in NH. As of July 2019, there are 436 accredited land trusts in 46 U.S. states and territories.  We are just beginning the lengthy and rigorous process now to apply for re-accreditation in 2020.

 “The Land Trust Accreditation Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications.  Comments must relate to how Ausbon Sargent complies with national quality standards.”  We invite you to be a part of this process by sharing with the Commission your positive feelings about Ausbon Sargent.  Please click here to review the Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice and offer your “vote of confidence” for Ausbon Sargent.  Comments for Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust’s application will be most useful by January 10, 2020.



(Seated L-R) Sandra Blackington and Cora Collins Kangas; (Standing L-R) Board Chair Frances Harris, Land Protection Specialist Andy Deegan, and ExecDir Debbie Stanley at the property closing.

Another Wonderful Property in Sunapee is Protected Forever

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust closed on 265 acres of property in Sunapee after sisters Cora Collins Kangas and Sandra Blackington donated a conservation easement on their “Rowell MacWilliams Woodlot” located on Perkins Pond Road. With the addition of this protected property, Ausbon Sargent now conserves more than 1400 acres of land in Sunapee.

Many thanks to Cora and Sandra for their generous donation and to the Town of Sunapee for covering the expenses associated with protecting this important conservation easement.

You'll see more about this property and other Ausbon Sargent projects that are expected to close this year in our winter Chatter newsletter.  Start checking your mailbox in the beginning of February.


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