Monadnock Conservancy Awarded LCHIP Dollars
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Katrina Farmer
Funds Will Secure Easement on Working Farm
KEENE, NH -- The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program announced its most recent grant awards at a news conference in Concord Monday. The Monadnock Conservancy is one of 24 recipients statewide.
The up to $113,875 in funds that the Monadnock Conservancy is slated to receive will be used to secure a conservation easement on a working farm in Jaffrey. The conservation project will protect 126 acres — a mix of hayfields, wetlands, and forested lands — in a scenic area of town, near Mount Monadnock. The property owners, the Shattucks, want to see their family farm remain intact and not be subdivided.
According to LCHIP, this most recent grant round is expected to protect an additional 4,317 acres of land and 13 historic structures throughout the state. Prior grant funding to 187 projects has helped conserve nearly 286,000 acres of land and 109 historic structures and sites.
The Monadnock Conservancy has previously received funding from LCHIP for a conservation easement on Tippin Rock Farm in Swanzey; the state’s purchase of Temple Mountain in 2007; and easements on the Houghton Family Farm and Forecastle Timber properties in Chesterfield, both part of the extensive California Brook Natural Area stretching between Keene and Pisgah State Park.
About the Monadnock Conservancy
Founded in 1989, the Monadnock Conservancy is the only land trust dedicated exclusively to the 35 towns of the Monadnock Region in southwestern New Hampshire. Its mission is to identify, promote and actively seek protection of significant natural, aesthetic and historic resources in the area; and to monitor and enforce the protection of lands in the trust. Based in Keene, N.H., the Conservancy has protected nearly 15,000 acres of forest, farmland, shoreline, wetlands, wildlife habitat and recreation trails in the Region. For more information, visit www.MonadnockConservancy.org.
Shattuck Farm, at the junction of Fitzwilliam and Great roads in Jaffrey, is slated to be protected by conservation easement with assistance from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. Photo courtesy of Monadnock Conservancy