Meg Fearnley, Bradford’s librarian and a good friend of Brooks McCandlish and Janet Sillars of the Kisakanari easement (#103), has also donated a conservation easement on her 158 acres of forestland to Ausbon Sargent. Meg provides a "retirement home" for Brooks and Janet’s older ewes, just a few miles south of their property. Her land includes part of a Hoyt Brook tributary, which features wetlands, a beaver pond and several tumbling scenic waterfalls. The property rises from the Hoyt Brook to ledges so steep and rocky that it is difficult to stand upright on them. Brooks is Meg’s forester, helping her meet her forest management goals on the land. The Rural Heritage Connection of Bradford, Inc. helped fund transaction expenses on the Fearnley easement.
This 158 acre easement abuts other conserved land which links it to over 16,000 acres of conserved land in the Pillsbury-Sunapee corridor in Washington, Bradford, Goshen and Newbury.