Lyndeborough Landowners Donate Conservation Easement

January 14, 2010

Lou and Sandra Springer Donate Conservation Easement in Lyndeborough

Lou and Sandra Springer recently donated a conservation easement on 22 acres in Lyndeborough to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

“The landowners feel strongly that this is a special place, one that they want to remain undeveloped as it has always been,” said Forest Society President/Forester Jane Difley. “It’s our privilege to help them realize this goal by accepting the conservation easement that they’ve so generously donated.”

Abutting the Forest Society’s King-Hibbard Reservation, the Springer land features several vernal pools, an intermittent stream, and a forested stretch of frontage along Mountain Road. Now the conservation easement will ensure that these values will remain intact, to the benefit of both man and wildlife. The conservation easement also guarantees non-motorized public access across a right-of-way that connects this property to the King-Kibbard Reservation.

This project was developed under the Piscataquog Watershed Land Conservation Collaboration between the Forest Society and the Russell Piscataquog River Watershed Foundation (Russell Foundation). A Russell Foundation grant covered staff time, expenses, and some of the transaction costs associated with the project.

The Lyndeborough Conservation Commission made a contribution to the Forest Society’s Stewardship Endowment for this project. The Forest Society uses monies from its Stewardship Endowment to monitor easements and to ensure that the land remains in the undeveloped state that the original landowner sought to preserve.