Help Preserve Messer Farm

We need your help!  New Hampshire is losing working farms at an alarming rate, but Ausbon Sargent has the opportunity to save one of New London’s finest.  We have an agreement to purchase the 144-acre Messer Farm on Little Sunapee Road.  To complete this project, we need to raise $1.6M.  This sounds daunting, but with the help of many, it is possible.  Please help us to preserve the rural character of our community by protecting these scenic fields and woodlands.

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Ausbon Sargent Accepts Ownership of the Mountain Brook Forest Preserve in Andover

Fred and Patrice Ficken wanted to be sure that their property on Elbow Pond Road in Andover would remain undeveloped, and would be cared for, forever. By signing over ownership to the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust on June 15, 2020, their desires have been secured. Under our watchful eye and yearly monitoring of these 234 acres, the property will be protected and remain open to the public for low impact recreation.

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The Sawyer Brook Headwaters Project is Complete!

On June 22nd, the Town of Grantham completed the purchase of the 385-acre Sawyer Brook Headwaters Property and transfer of a conservation easement to the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. The Town appropriated $250,000 toward the acquisition at its 2019 Town Meeting, while Ausbon Sargent worked to secure the remaining funds needed for this $515,000 project. A $215,000 grant from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) and a $24,000 grant from the NH State Conservation Committee’s Moose Plate Grant Program were vital to this true community effort that has resulted in the preservation of one of the region’s most special places.

 

 

 

 

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