Since the 1800's four contiguous parcels of land have been bought and sold by members of the Brown family. At present, this working farm comprises 133 acres and it is the wish of the family to keep this acreage together forever. The property has some wonderful features making it a prime property to conserve. Without this protection, however, it would also be a valuable property for developers.
The Brown Family's Frazier Brook Farm has beautiful rolling terrain, forestland, fields, stonewalls and wetlands, but also the highly ranked habitat, identified in the 2015 NH Wildlife Action Plan, and the 10 acres of “Farmland of Statewide Importance.” The property has 1,700’ of frontage on Frazier Brook, which is a major tributary to Schoodac Brook. This brook is a focus area for conservation by the NH DES and The Nature Conservancy for the presence of rare species.
We are well on our way to fulfill the estimated project costs of $369,000, which includes the purchase of the conservation easement and all expenses such as survey, legal, appraisal, stewardship (forever), etc. The Brown Family has agreed to a “bargain sale”, donating 25% of the land value and the Warner Conservation Commission has pledged to support the effort up to $75,000. Ausbon Sargent has received a grant from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) for $180,000, as well as approximately $25,000 in grants and private donations.
We have less than $10,000 to go!
If you would like to join us in this effort, donations will be accepted through May 31, 2018.
Make your donation by clicking on the Donate button at the top right of our Homepage or contact Debbie Stanley or Andy Deegan at 526-6555 for other options.
Read more about this project and view a map of the property location on our fundraising flyer available by clicking here.