Help Us Protect the Sawyer Brook Headwaters Property in Grantham

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Town of Grantham voted overwhelmingly to designate $300,000 of town funds toward the acquisition of the Sawyer Brook Headwaters parcel.  For this project to be completed, it will be necessary to raise the remaining funds of $215,000 from private and grant-funding sources.  The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust will be submitting grant proposals to a number of potential grantors, but the completion of this project will remain dependent on the help of many friends, neighbors and interested conservation enthusiasts like you.

To Donate to the project, click Read More below. Check the box for Land Projects, then select the Sawyer Brook Headwaters property from the drop-down Land Project options to the right.

You can view and print the fundraising flyer and map of the property by clicking HERE.

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Join Us at the Ausbon Sargent Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 27, 2019   3:00 PM
NL Historical Society's Meeting House

Ausbon Sargent will host its 2019 Annual Meeting on the last Sunday in October.  All members and others interested in learning more about the land trust are invited to attend.  The business meeting will begin at 3:00 PM followed by a social "meet and greet" laden with delicious appetizers. 

The membership will vote on proposed changes to the Articles of Agreement and also to the Bylaws.  You may preview each of those documents by clicking here to read the proposed changes to the Articles of Agreement and here to read the Bylaw proposed changes.  You can also find driving directions on our website calendar by clicking Read More below.  We hope to see you there.

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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.