To The Daily Sun,
Gilmanton Land Trust has received inquiries about the "For Sale" signs on two of the four tracts of land involved in the "Gilmanton's Greatest Views" conservation campaign. We would like to clarify the situation and put to rest any concerns.
First and foremost, these four tracts are now permanently conserved by perpetual conservation easements limiting their use to agriculture and forestry and assuring continued maintenance of existing fields and views. These restrictions will be overseen by Five Rivers Conservation Trust, a regional land trust based in Concord.
The Town of Gilmanton now owns two of the tracts, one on Meetinghouse Road and Pond, and the other at the top of Frisky Hill, with sweeping views. The Conservation Commission assumes ongoing management of these lands and will seek public input about their use.
The other two conserved tracts include fields along Rt. 107 overlooking Loon Pond, and a hayfield at the junction of Griffin and Loon Pond Roads. These are now being marketed to conservation-minded buyers as part of the overall conservation plan. Proceeds from the sale will help cover costs that GLT has incurred to accomplish the conservation result now in place and will assist in GLT's anticipated conservation of additional land adjacent to one of the four already conserved tracts.
Board of Trustees
Gilmanton Land Trust
Fuzz Freese, John Dickey, Carolyn Baldwin, Tom Howe, Graham Wilson, Eliza Evans, Meg Nighswander