Laura and her father Charles Davis, descendants of one of New London's first families, have donated a conservation easement on their family homestead on scenic Route 103A. The Davis property is valuable for its excellent wildlife habitat, 1,000 feet of road frontage, and the protection if offers to the Lake Sunapee watershed.
Their easement is the third New London property on Route 103A to come under the stewardship of the land trust, which has a long-term goal of protecting from development at least a 150-foot buffer zone on both sides of the road. When approached about protecting just the buffer zone part of their property, the Davis' decided to guarantee that their entire homestead lands would be protected forever. Pedestrian access and trails will be allowed.