Ausbon Sargent Closes on the Brown Family’s Frazier Brook Farm in Warner

On Thursday, October 25th, members of the Brown family, Nate Brown, Allan Brown, Betty Brown and Carol Howard met at the Ausbon Sargent office to sign the papers granting a conservation easement on their 133-acre property in Warner.

The process in getting to this point has been a long one, with both good news and challenges.   They were fortunate to have many donors and grantors who were willing to help to protect this valuable property.  On the evening of May 4, 2018, however, they had a setback.  A tornado swept across NH with the most extensive damage striking several properties in Warner.  The Brown Family’s Frazier Brook Farm lost hundreds of trees that they were grooming for future timber harvests, forcing them to manage their wood sooner than they had hoped.

The Brown property will continue to be managed as a working farm for agriculture, timber and maple syrup production and it will remain open for low-impact public recreation.

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The Pleasant Street-East Hiking Trail is Ready for You to Enjoy

Pleasant Street-East is one of our most recent protected properties.  It is located just off of Pleasant Street (next to the Bittersweet property and across the street from the Kidder-Clough-Cleveland trailhead) and marked by the large NL Conservation Commission trail sign that you see in the photo above. The Ausbon Sargent staff celebrates each person's birthday with a celebratory potluck lunch and, when the weather cooperates, a hike on one of its protected properties.  Since the new Pleasant Street-East trail has recently been completed, this was a perfect choice for Kristy's October birthday.  We highly recommend this 20-minute, cleared and well marked trail for a great lunch-loop or a quick family exploration.

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Our Annual Holiday Party Was a Great Success!

Monday, December 3, 2018  

One of our most popular and well-attended events of the year is the annual members-only Holiday Party held at the New London Inn.   More than 100 guests attended our festive kick-off to this holiday season.  We thank all of our members, volunteers, donors and landowners for their continued support of Ausbon Sargent in 2018.  Thanks also to Dan and Bev Wolf, owners of the New London Inn, and the many local businesses who provided hors d'oeuvres and desserts for the evening.  Happy Holidays to all.