When Mark Lennon bought the house and 26.46 acres on Pumpkin Hill in 1990, it was always in his thoughts to conserve the land. Mark has spent years clearing fields and thinning an overgrowth of pines from his forests. On September 18, 2015, Mark successfully placed an easement on the property with Ausbon Sargent. The Lennon Conservation Easement has over 424 feet of frontage on Pumpkin Hill Road. It protects scenic viewsover the property that are accessible using an adjacent Class VI road and also allows for low impact pedestrian public recreation on the trails.
The property is listed as Highest Ranked Habitat in New Hampshire, protecting abundant wildlife such as deer, moose, bear, turkeys, grouse and thebeaver found in the beaver pond wetlands at the edge of the Lennon property. Conserving this acreage also protects valuable forestry soils. The Lennon Conservation Easement was protected with the help of the Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership.
Ausbon Sargent now protects 137 properties covering 11,066 acres of land in its 12-town region.