For more than 114 years, Nancy Dennett's family has cherished a 65-acre parcel along Camp Brook Road in Alstead. Now, thanks to her passion for this natural space, the Conservancy has placed a conservation easement on the land, protecting it forever.
This land boasts many attributes that make it a priority for conservation experts in the region. The biggest win is that it connects to four other properties protected by conservation easements - 304 acres to the south (on land protected by an easement held by the Conservancy) and 77 acres to the north - creating roughly 441 acres of conserved land. Connecting and protecting blocks of conserved land is especially important for plants and animals as they adapt to the effects of climate change.
Nancy's passion for this land is an inspiration. She told us: “I wanted to have the animal corridor and preserve the side of Prentice Hill… Last time I was up there, there was a bear mother and two cubs. I’m pleased there will be a corridor for them to travel from the top of the mountain and down.”
*Transaction funding for the project was provided by the Quabbin-to Cardigan Partnership, a public/private effort to protect the Monadnock Highlands of western New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.q2cpartnership.org.