Limperis Farm conserved along wild and scenic Lamprey River
Sept 2, 2016 EPPING — SELT announced Tuesday the conservation of the Limperis Farm in Epping, Newfields, and Newmarket, protecting 261 acres of land with rich agricultural soils, wildlife habitat, and water resources. As part of SELT’s vision for a Pawtuckaway to Great Bay Greenway, the Limperis Farm is a key link in connecting more than 1,000 acres of conservation land stretching from Route 125 to the Lamprey River, and another conservation block of more than 1,000 acres in size that includes SELT’s Piscassic Greenway property.
This land is identified as a regional conservation priority in the Land Conservation Plan for New Hampshire’s Coastal Watersheds. Additionally, the New Hampshire Wildlife Action plan scores the entire property as highest ranking habitat in the state and region, including a Red Maple Floodplain forest and habitat for waterfowl and endangered species. The land lays over a well head protection area and drains toward a nearby high yield aquifer, making conservation here important to keep drinking water clean for nearby residents.