Ausbon Sargent is happy to report that on June 13, 2019, a 22.3-acre property in the Town of Sutton was conserved! The easement was donated to Ausbon Sargent by Robert O’Neil and will help to protect not only the abundant wildlife habitat in that area, but also several bodies of water, including Russell Pond and Blaisdell Lake. The property has highly ranked forestry and agricultural soils and is listed as “farmland of local significance.” The O’Neil easement is adjacent to the existing Russell Pond Conservation Easement, making this area around the pond a haven for the wildlife that call it home. As with most Ausbon Sargent properties, the O’Neil property will be open for low impact recreation. The addition of this property brings the total acres conserved by Ausbon Sargent to 11,590. Many thanks to Rob O’Neil, for his generosity and thoughtful actions towards keeping this undeveloped special place, as is, for generations to come.