Ausbon Sargent Closes on the Brown Family’s Frazier Brook Farm in Warner

On Thursday, October 25th, members of the Brown family, Nate Brown, Allan Brown, Betty Brown and Carol Howard met at the Ausbon Sargent office to sign the papers granting a conservation easement on their 133-acre property in Warner.

The process in getting to this point has been a long one, with both good news and challenges.   They were fortunate to have many donors and grantors who were willing to help to protect this valuable property.  On the evening of May 4, 2018, however, they had a setback.  A tornado swept across NH with the most extensive damage striking several properties in Warner.  The Brown Family’s Frazier Brook Farm lost hundreds of trees that they were grooming for future timber harvests, forcing them to manage their wood sooner than they had hoped.

The Brown property will continue to be managed as a working farm for agriculture, timber and maple syrup production and it will remain open for low-impact public recreation.

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The Pleasant Street-East Hiking Trail is Ready for You to Enjoy

Pleasant Street-East is one of our most recent protected properties.  It is located just off of Pleasant Street (next to the Bittersweet property and across the street from the Kidder-Clough-Cleveland trailhead) and marked by the large NL Conservation Commission trail sign that you see in the photo above. The walk would be relatively easy and the footing is good for walking in boots or snowshoes.  We highly recommend this 20-minute, cleared and well marked trail for a great lunch-loop, a quick family exploration or a means to enjoy some crisp NH fresh air.

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Andy Deegan Had a "Bearly" Nice Thanksgiving

We live in New Hampshire, so, though we're always excited to witness evidence of wildlife on our property, it's often brief and they're usually "just passing through."  Periodically, we hear of someone who has a little closer brush with nature than they expected.  Thanksgiving 2018 provided Andy, his family and their Thanksgiving guests with one of those rare experiences.  A young bear cub was spotted in a tree close to their house.  That's where the story began, but when world-reknowned bear expert Ben Kilham gets involved, you know there's more story coming. For the entertaining events that followed and the culmination of this Thanksgiving adventure, click below to Read More from Dave Anderson's accounts.  Great story, great photos.

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