Youngs

  • 235.00 acres
  • 5/10
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Youngs

Dublin Road, Webster

The 235 acre Youngs property includes part of the headwaters of the Schoodac Brook watershed, which Ausbon Sargent and the Nature Conservancy have been collaborating to protect since 2004. About 90% of this easement is ranked as among the highest wildlife habitat in the state by the 2005 Wildlife Action Plan. It filters water that flows through two Wildlife Management Areas and the entire Schoodac Brook watershed. Additionally, the land connects the Schoodac Brook Watershed and the Blackwater River Watershed, providing an important link for wildlife. In 2007, The Concord Monitor featured the heavy timber harvesting and wetland violations occurring on this property under the previous owners. Steven and Susan Youngs purchased this property and are conserving it with the knowledge that over time the land will be reforested naturally and will provide important wildlife habitat in the process. Under an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, the Youngs granted the 235 acre conservation easement to Ausbon Sargent. This property links over 2000 acres of adjacent and nearby conserved lands in the Schoodac Brook watershed to 11000 acres of conserved lands in the Blackwater Flood Control Area and extending to Mt. Kearsarge. The existing snowmobile trail will be retained within the easement and pedestrian access is included.

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