The property of the late naturalist Esther Currier is now protected by an Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust (ASLPT) conservation easement.
Esther’s husband, Harold, executed the easement deed prior to selling the property to Gerry and Jane Gold. The Golds heartily endorse the agreement, which will forever protect the property from subdivision.
By any measure, Esther Currier was a vital force for regional conservation. Known to many as the "Bird Lady" or the "Bog Lady", Currier served for 20 years as a professor of natural science and biology at Colby Junior College. She founded the New London Conservation Commission and was instrumental in establishing New London’s Philbrick Cricenti Bog. The Esther Currier Wildlife Management Area at Low Plain, named in her honor, is not far from the newly protected land.
The former Currier property consists of over 13 acres of woods and fields with frontage along Shaker Street and Mountain Road, plus a man-made pond, residence, and other buildings. The property is also home to bluebirds, deer, fox and other wildlife.
Harold Currier passed away in January 2005.