Foreword-thinking officials in Bradford blazed the way for conservation in their town by protecting 136 acres of Town Forest, also known as the Aiken Pasture. By donating a conservation easement to the ASLPT, the town has ensured the land will forever remain forested and accessible for public recreation.
Bradford continues to own the land and can earn income through responsible timber harvests. Officials, who are excited by the recreational potential of the Town Forest, foresee a comprehensive trail network between protected public and private lands. The parcel can be seen to the east from the Bradford Bog and is in the southern part of town, just a few miles west of the Lowe State Forest.