The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust is proud to announce the closing of the Nowell Conservation Easement on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (Above see Phillip Nowell, Debbie Stanley, Clayton Nowell, Marion Allen of the Wilmot Conservation Commission, and Andy Deegan at the closing.) This is the 2nd protected property in the town of Wilmot and represents the 140th property conserved by Ausbon Sargent in its 12-town region, bringing its total acreage to 11,145 acres.
The 28-acre Nowell property is owned by a well-respected, longtime member of the Wilmot community. It has been farmed, used for maple sugaring, and managed for timber production since the late 1950’s. This prime property has frontage on Walker Brook along its southern border and significant road frontage and scenic views along the well-traveled Grafton Road. Along with its open fields, rich agricultural and forestry soils, this would be a perfect location for eventual development, if it was not protected.
After many months of coordination and fundraising, it is wonderful to bring it to a close. We owe thanks to grantors such as the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership, the Wilmot Conservation Commission and many other generous donors for the success of the project.