Picture a beautiful horse pasture with scattered trees to provide shade on the edge of a beautiful, well-managed forest brimming with large oak and pine that you can explore via a network of woodland trails. That pretty much describes the Goun & Kaufman property in Brentwood, now conserved by a conservation easement, the 150th property conserved by the Southeast Land Trust since its founding in 1980! Roger Goun and Jody Kaufman donated the easement, limiting additional development of 39 acres of their 43 acre property."From our perspective, the Southeast Land Trust is lucky to be able to work with people like Roger and Jody who are great stewards of their land and wanted to make sure that future generations will be able to enjoy it," explains Brian Hart, Executive Director of the Southeast Land Trust, a regional non-profit conservation organization based out of Exeter. "And to top it off, this is our 150th property protected - a milestone in our land conservation efforts." Read more: 150th Property Conserved!
The Southeast Land Trust is proud to announce that it has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.
"Accreditation is national recognition that the work of the Southeast Land Trust meets high ethical and legal standards, assuring our partnering landowners and communities that our commitment to permanence is supported by the quality and depth of our work," says Brian Hart, Executive Director of the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire. "Through this rigorous process, we've become a better and stronger organization and are more prepared than ever for perpetuity."Read more: Land Trust Recognized Nationally
The Southeast Land Trust, in partnership with the Town of Plaistow, was recently awarded a $100,000 Aquatic Resource Mitigation (ARM) Grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) to support the permanent protection and enlargement of the Plaistow Town Forest. The grant will be used to complete a two year project that will place a conservation easement on the Plaistow Town Forest, acquire adjacent undeveloped land, and restore damaged trails on the property. The Plaistow Town Forest grant was one of 7 projects funded in the Merrimack River Watershed in which a total of $2.2 million in funding was available.Read more: Land Trust Awarded $100k grant for Plaistow Town Forest
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