Projects

Abenaki Field, Wells (07/2007) Fee

76. Abenaki Field, Wells  (07/2007)  Fee
A donation of 62 acres of land on Burnt Mill Road. A 10-acre portion of this property was heavily contaminated by a previous owner with solvents and waste oil, was remediated at a cost of $14.7 million, and donated by TRC Corporation. The other 52 acres are forested with a brook feeding into the Webhannet River.

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Allen, South Berwick 10/06

 73. Allen, South Berwick  (10/2006)  Partnership
The purchase of 100 acres in two parcels on both sides of Bennett Lot Road through the Mt. A to the Sea Coalition. Includes frontage on Chick’s Brook and is a significant step toward connecting Orris Falls Conservation Area with the protected lands surrounding Mt. Agamenticus. This parcel was transferred to Maine IF&W 09/27/07.
 

Backfields Farm (Weeks) / Odiorne Lane / Eliot (7/87)

1. Backfields Farm  Odiorne Lane, Eliot  (07/1987)  Easement
This easement covers the 38 acres of Backfields Farm with two existing residences, donated by Connie and Silas Weeks. Permitted uses include forestry and agriculture.

 

Balancing Rock, South Berwick (08/2006) Fee

69. Balancing Rock, South Berwick  (08/2006)  Fee
25 acres in the Orris Falls Conservation Area, with a right-of-way from Emery’s Bridge Road, including Balancing Rock and a portion of Spring Hill Cliffs (Tatnic Ledges) – both of which are in South Berwick Resource Protection. This was a Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea project.

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Bauneg Beg, North Berwick (03/2001) Fee

Three parcels comprising the Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area:
34.A Bauneg Beg Hilltop, North Berwick  (08/2000)  Fee
The purchase of 69 acres including two of the three hilltops that make up Bauneg Beg Mountain. This is the first of three purchases under a purchase and sale agreement signed with the owners.

34.B Bauneg Beg, North Berwick  (11/2000)  Fee
The purchase of 16 acres as the second parcel of a three-part purchase. This land has a small amount of frontage on Fox Hill Farm Road and will be the site for a parking lot.

34.C Bauneg Beg, North Berwick  (03/2001)  Fee
The final purchase was completed representing a four-acre lot with frontage on Bauneg Beg Hill Road.

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Beach Plum Farm / Route 1, Ogunquit 9/98

 21. Beach Plum Farm / Route 1, Ogunquit  (9/1998)  Fee
22 acres and six buildings stretching from Route 1 to the Ogunquit River. Donated by Joe Littlefield in memory of Roby Littlefield.
 

Beaver Dam Heath, Berwick

Grants Meadow Projects I, II, III

 

Blouin Lot / Emery's Bridge Rd, S. Berwick (9/94)

 12. Blouin Lot /  Emery's Bridge Road, South Berwick  (09/1994)  Easement
An easements covering 22 acres granted by long time trust supporter Carolyn Blouin. Allows for forestry and agricultural uses and one residence, and public access is permitted.  Lot was sold and a house was built. Currently owned by Colleen and Harold Mynes.
 

Bondgarden South, Eliot 12/01

 40. Bondgarden South, Eliot  (12/2001)  Easement
A 70-acre conservation easement on agricultural land and wetlands surrounding Marshwood Junior High, on Rt. 236 and Depot Road, from Paul and Helen Goransson. Sturgeon Creek runs through the property and about half is grass wetlands.
 

Bondgarden West, Goransson, Eliot 10/06

71. Bondgarden West, Goransson, Eliot  (10/2006)  Easement
A conservation easement on 27 acres of forest and fields on Route 236, including a tributary to Sturgeon Creek, donated by Paul & Helen Goransson who also donated an easement on nearby property in 2001 (#40 Bondgarden South).
 

Boyd’s Brook, Boyd's Corner Road, S. Berwick (10/90)

 3.  Boyd’s Brook, Brookwood Estates, South Berwick  (10/1990)  Easement
A 23-acre easement running through 15 of the house lots in this subdivision located off of Boyd's Corner Road. The purpose of this easement was the protection of Boyd's Brook. This is a "forever wild" easement meaning that it will be left free of human impacts except for the construction of a foot path the length of the easement which will be open to public use.
 

Bragdon / Hooper Swamp Parcel, South Berwick & York 11/06

74. Bragdon / Hooper Swamp Parcel, South Berwick & York  (11/2006)  Fee
Donation of 10 acres, bounded by state and town conservation land, by Roger Bragdon. Public access for hunting, hiking, and birding is allowed.
 

Brown Lot, Old Bennett Road, South Berwick 11/99

 31. Brown Lot, Old Bennett Road, South Berwick  (11/1999)  Fee
A 10-acre parcel situated off Bennett Road donated by Steve and Holly Brown for conservation purposes.
 

Carriage Runn / Rt. 236, Berwick (7/93)

 7. Carriage Runn, Berwick  (07/1993)  Easement
A conservation easement on 59 acres of common land in the Carriage Runn Subdivision on Route 236. Allows for public access and forestry uses.
 

Chadbourne Site, South Berwick 11/05

63. Chadbourne Site, South Berwick  (11/2005)  Easement
A conservation easement on 22 acres was donated by Robin Aikman of Rollinsford, NH. The land is at the junction of the Salmon Falls and Great Works Rivers and was the site of the first water powered sawmill in the Americas, owned by the Chadbournes. Robin Aikman also donated land at Leigh’s Mill (project #43). Purpose is to protect the archeological values and for bird habitat.
 

Chick Farm / Chick's Crossing Rd, Wells (7/96)

16. Chick Farm / Chick's Crossing Road, Wells  (07/1996)  Easement
A conservation easement on the 170-acre Chick Farm protecting the views, open space, water quality, agricultural, and forestry uses. The land, in the Wells Branch section of Wells, is close to the Blueberry Plains Preserve, abuts a large parcel purchased by The Nature Conservancy in 2007, and lies in the Branch Brook watershed which provides water for the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, & Wells Water District. The property is currently an active CSA farm owned and run by Marilyn and Rick Stanley.
 

Chicks Brook, South Berwick 9/01

 35. Chicks Brook, South Berwick  (09/2001)  Fee
Three parcels of land, totaling 20-30 acres, off of Bennett Lot and Emery’s Bridge Roads, purchased by the Greater Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Iniative with funds from the Mount Agamenticus Challenge.
 

Clark Farm Homestead, South Berwick 7/04

54. Clark Farm Homestead, South Berwick  (07/2004)  Easement
A conservation easement on 6 acres, including the house and barn of the Clark homestead on Clark Lane.
 

Cox’s Pond (Green) / Witchtrot Road, S. Berwick (2/93)

 5. Cox’s Pond / Wadleigh Lands,  Witchtrot Road, South Berwick  (02/1993)  Easement
A 280-acre easement including 1200 feet of frontage on Cox's Pond, donated by Fred Green. This easement allows for forestry and agricultural uses and up to four residential homes. Public access is provided for the shore along Cox's Pond.
 

Deer Ridge, Berwick 7/01

 36. Deer Ridge, Berwick  (07/2001)  Easement
The Trust was given this 27.6-acre parcel as part of the approval for the 14-lot Deer Ridge Subdivision off of Pine Hill Road in Beriwck. It includes two 50’ wide access corridors and frontage on the Little River. This land can be managed for timber.
 

Donahue Tract, Berwick 12/04

 60. Donahue Tract, Berwick  (12/2004)  Fee
A 50-acre donation next to our Winslow Woods preserve (See Project #49) donated by Marie Donahue of South Berwick with a 50-foot ROW. Mostly wooded.
 

Donnell, South Berwick 8/01

 38. Donnell, South Berwick  (08/2001)  Fee
A 10-acre rectangular parcel off of Route 91 in South Berwick in the vicinity of the dragonfly wetlands.  This land was purchased from Kim Donnell of York and had been in her family for several generations. Purchased with Mt. A. Challenge funds.
 

Douglas Memorial Forest, Eliot 12/01

 41. Douglas Memorial Woods, Eliot  (12/2001)  Fee
A 24-acre forested parcel donated to the Trust by Susan Fleming of Needham Heights, Massachusetts in memory of her parents who owned and farmed this and adjacent parcels. The property is on State Road in Eliot, across from the Fogg Memorial Library, and abuts the Hilt Conservation Easement to the south. It includes a variety of forest types and habitats, including small seasonal streams, forested wetlands, upland hardwoods and a pine plantation. In 2006 a ¾-mile loop trail was constructed on the property, complete with bridges over the streams and boardwalks through the wetlands. Public access is through the trailhead on State Road and via a linking trail from the Grange parking lot.
 

Folsom Farm, South Berwick 1/05

 61. Folsom Farm, South Berwick  (01/2005)  Fee
The donation of 25 acres of fields and wetlands as part of residential subdivision, Meadow Pond Estates on Knight’s Pond Road. The 12-acre field is actively used for farming (grazing of cattle) and that use is expected to continue. This is the first phase of a larger subdivision which might result in additional conservation lands.
 

Footbridge Beach / Ocean St. Ogunquit 11/98

 22.  Footbridge Beach / Ocean St. Ogunquit  (11/1998)  Fee
The donation of a 10,000 square foot parcel of salt marsh and uplands next to the parking lot at Footbridge Beach for conservation purposes by Art & Diane Lucke of Newcastle, NH.
 

Fred Green Memorial Woods, South Berwick 12/05

64. Fred Green Memorial Woods, South Berwick  (12/2005)  Fee
The Green family donated 62 acres on Hooper Sands Road. This donation came about as a result of a cluster subdivision and to memorialize Fred Green.
 

Frieze Farm / Oakwoods Road, North Berwick 12/98

 25. Frieze Farm, Oakwoods Road, North Berwick  (12/1998)  Easement
A conservation easement on a 100-acre farm allowing continued forestry and agricultural uses and restricting further residential development from Dean & Sylvia Frieze. The easement includes approximately 20 acres of fields, a farm pond, and six buildings.
 

Grants Meadow / Beaver Dam Heath, Berwick (10/07) Fee

79. Grants Meadow / Beaver Dam Heath, Berwick  (10/2007)  Fee
The donation of 113 acres of wetlands and cedar stands off Diamond Hill Road by Carol and Bill Bryan. Includes donation of a 2-acre abutting parcel by the Town of Berwick. A significant acquisition in the Heath focus area.
 

Grover Land on Bauneg Beg Lake

83. Grover Lands, North Berwick  (02/2009) Fee
The donation of 50 acres  which had been in the Grover family for many years and was conveyed by 13 heirs. Frontage on Bauneg Beg Lake and the Morrells Mill Road.

88. Herrick, North Berwick  (10/2009) Fee
Two parcels totaling 2.19 acres donated by Donald Herrick, abutting Grover lands to the north and lying along West 5th St. to the south.

 

Grover Lands, North Berwick (02/2009) Fee

83, 84, and 85. Grover Lands, North Berwick  (02/2009) Fee
The donation of three forested parcels of land (50, 17, and 4 acres) which had been in the Grover family for many years and was conveyed by 13 heirs. Two parcels (50 and 17 acres) have frontage on Bauneg Beg Lake and the Morrells Mill Road.

 

Hilt Homestead, Eliot 12/04

56. Hilt Homestead, Eliot  (12/2004)  Easement
An 18-acre agriculture and forestry conservation easement on land abutting Douglas Memorial Woods, donated by Walter and Jean Hilt.
 

Hooper Sands (Green), S. Berwick (2/93)

 6. Hooper Sands (Green), South Berwick  (02/1993)  Easement
This easement covers 51 of the 77 acres in the parcel  with 650' of frontage on the Great Works River. This easement also allows for forestry and agricultural uses but no buildings. Public access is provided along the River. (This land was donated to us in 2005 (project #64,  Fred Green Me morial Woods).
 

Indian Hills / Murphy/ Brixham Road / Eliot (12/90)

 4. Indian Hills / Murphy, Brixham Road, Eliot (12/1990)  Easement
A 31-acre easement covering the Murphy homestead, donated by Jack Murphy. Site includes an existing house and barn. Permitted uses include agriculture and forestry. No additional residential uses are permitted.
 

Johnson Lots / Cox’s Pond, South Berwick 12/04

 57. & 58. Johnson Lots / Cox’s Pond, South Berwick  (12/2004)  Fee
The purchase of two lots with frontage on the east side of Cox’s Pond off of Witchtrot Road, with a total of 13.75 acres. Purchased with Mt. A to the Sea funds.
 

Kenyon Hill (Minuitti), South Berwick 10/02

 48. Kenyon Hill, South Berwick  (10/2002)  Fee
A 95.8-acre forested parcel on the SW corner of Bennett Lot and Ogunquit Roads was transferred to the Trust by the Maine Turnpike Authority which had acquired it as part of the mitigation plan for the widening of the Turnpike.
 

Leigh’s Mill Pond, South Berwick 12/01

 43. Leigh’s Mill Pond, South Berwick  (12/2001)  Fee
Two acres with over 1000 feet of frontage on Leigh’s Mill Pond was donated to the Trust by Robin Aikman, a dairy farmer and board member of the Strafford Rivers Conservancy in neighboring New Hampshire. This donation will preserve the buffer between Vine Street and the pond, retaining the views, providing access, and protecting water quality.
 

Lovers Brook Farm, South Berwick 4/05

 62. Lover’s Brook Farm, South Berwick  (04/2005)  Easement
The purchase of a conservation easement on 88 acres of Lover’s Brook Farm using funds from Land for Maine’s Future, USDA, and a bargain sale component by the Webster family. On Pond Road, there is a Field Parcel and a Homestead Parcel (which extends into Berwick). The Land Trust partnered with the Maine Department of Agriculture and Maine Farmland Trust to complete the project, coordinated by Jean Demetracopoulos.
 

Maxwell Lot (Almond Orris Allen), South Berwick, 6/03

 51. Maxwell Lot (Almond Orris Allen), South Berwick  (06/2003)  Fee
A 14-acre parcel on Chick’s Brook off of Bennett Lot Road. This land is surrounded by land already protected in earlier efforts. Donated by Almond Orris Allen of Ogunquit.
 

Moore's Falls Property / Bennett Lot Rd, S. Berwick (2/94)

 8. Moore's Falls Property / Bennett Lot Road, South Berwick  (02/1994)  Partnership
Joined with the State and the Nature Conservancy to purchase 288 acres to add to the Mt. Agamenticus Project. GWRLT negotiated with the Moores Falls Corporation and brought both the Nature Conservancy and the State into the purchase. Ownership transferred to Maine Inland Fish and Wildlife.
 

Old Joy Farm / Emery's Bridge Rd, S. Berwick (9/94)

 11. Old Joy Farm / Emery's Bridge Road, South Berwick  (09/1994)  Easement
An easement covering 14 acres granted by Carolyn Blouin, an early and committed supporter of the Trust. Allows for forestry and agricultural uses, no further residential houses. Protects the historic structure of the house and barn of Old Joy Farm built in 1757.
 

Orris Falls Conservation Area

Including Orris Falls, Tatnic Ledges and Balancing Rock.

30. Orris Falls I, South Berwick  (07/1999)  Fee
The purchase of 98 acres in the Tatnic Hills region, next to Spring Hill, including an active heron rookery (11 nests in '99) and Orris Falls, a local landmark and mentioned in Sarah Orne Jewett's writings. Purchased from JMG Corporation, this property provides the core of the 127-acre Orris Falls Conservation Area. With a right-of-way from Thurrell Road.

32. Orris Falls II, South Berwick  (03/2000)  Fee
A 14-acre wooded parcel  in the Tatnic region off of Thurrell Road in South Berwick donated by the Neal Family. This parcel is contiguous with the 98-acre Orris Falls parcel and includes the “Big Bump” a rock outcrop on the top of a hill with views along a powerline ROW.

37. Orris Falls III (Lachance), South Berwick  (08/2001)  Fee
Added 15 acres of “inholding” to go along with the 98-acre Orris Falls parcel and the 10-acre Neal parcel. This parcel contains nice woods, part of the “ Big Bump” and several acres of wetland backed up by the beaver dam. Purchased with Mt. A. Challenge funds.

69. Balancing Rock, South Berwick  (08/2006)  Fee
The purchase of 25 acres with a right-of-way from Emery’s Bridge Road, including Balancing Rock and a portion of Spring Hill Cliffs (Tatnic Ledges) – both in South Berwick Resource Protection. This was a Mt. A to the Sea project.

80. Tatnic Ledges, South Berwick  (10/2007)  Fee
The purchase of 15 acres connecting  Balancing Rock and Orris Falls parcels and re-establishing public access across this traditional path. The purchase includes the remaining portion of Spring Hill cliffs and a portion of the wetlands surrounding the beaver ponds.

86. Orris Falls VI, (Mathews), South Berwick  (04/2009) Fee
15 acres of wet grassland and forest at the base of Orris Falls purchased with help from MtA2C and abutting other conservation land.

 

Orris Falls I, South Berwick 7/99

 30. Orris Falls I, South Berwick  (07/1999)  Fee
The purchase of 98 acres in the Tatnic Hills region, next to Spring Hill, including an active heron rookery (11 nests in '99) and Orris' Falls, a local landmark and mentioned in Sarah Orne Jewett's writings. Purchased from JMG Corporation, this property provides the core of the 127-acre Orris Falls Conservation Area. With a right-of-way from Thurrell Road.
 

Orris Falls II (Neal), South Berwick 3/00

 32. Orris Falls II, South Berwick  (03/2000)  Fee
A 14-acre wooded parcel  in the Tatnic region off of Thurrell Road in South Berwick donated by the Neal Family. This parcel is contiguous with the 98-acre Orris’ Falls parcel and includes the “Big Bump” a rock outcrop on the top of a hill with views along a powerline ROW.
 

Orris Falls III (Lachance), South Berwick 8/01

 37. Orris Falls III (Lachance), South Berwick  (08/2001)  Fee
Added 15 acres of “inholding” to go along with the 98-acre Orris Falls parcel and the 10-acre Neal parcel. This parcel contains nice woods, part of the “ Big Bump” and several acres of wetland backed up by the beaver dam. Purchased with Mt. A. Challenge funds.
 

Orris Falls VI, (Mathews), South Berwick (04/2009) Fee

86. Orris Falls VI, (Mathews), South Berwick  (04/2009) Fee
15 acres of wet grassland and forest at the base of Orris Falls purchased with help from MtA2C and abutting other conservation land.

 

Payne Homestead, South Berwick (08/2006) Fee

70. Payne Homestead, South Berwick  (08/2006)  Fee
The bargain sale purchase of 9.1 acres on the Punkintown Road in South Berwick across from our Rocky Hills property. This was a Mt. A to the Sea project.

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Pennymeadows / Pennymeadow subdivision, Wells 12/98

23. & 24 Pennymeadows  / Pennymeadow subdivision, Wells  (12/1998)  Fee
Two donated parcels of land, one is a 16-acre lot in the subdivision which can be sold and funds used for conservation purposes, the other is a 20-acre parcel 300 feet away along the pipeline ROW next to a resource protection zone and is for conservation.
 

Raymond & Simone Savage Wildlife Preserve, South Berwick (01/2008) Fee

81. Savage, South Berwick  (01/2008)  Fee
The acquisition of 27 acres on the Salmon Falls River, with a small home and two small outbuildings. This project required a mediated agreement to enforce the bequest of the property to the Trust by Simone Savage, following her death. The property contains a dam that was breached perhaps 15 years ago. The dam impounded a ½-acre pond that was suitable for swimming. The property features a wide variety of habitats, including the impoundment area, a riparian forest zone, tidal inlets and marsh, a grass meadow, and two forested areas comprised of mixed hardwoods and softwoods.
 

Rocky Meadows, South Berwick 6/00

 33. Rocky Meadows, South Berwick  (06/2000)  Easement
A conservation easement granted by Joe and Gail Welch on a 24-acre farm on the corner of Boyd’s Corner and Emery’s Bridge Roads in the Tatnic region of South Berwick. This easement restricts all further residential development and allows for continued forestry and agricultural uses.
 

Roe Fields Extension, South Berwick 9/02

 47. Roe Fields Extension, South Berwick  (09/2002)  Fee
Three parcels of open space totaling 9.14 acres were donated to the Trust within the Roe Fields Extension subdivision off of Route 91. Two of the parcels contain significant vernal pools. The third parcel provides access to land beyond the subdivision.
 

Rowantree Parcel, Tatnic Hills, Wells (12/97)

 19. Rowantree Parcel, Tatnic Hills, Wells (12/1997)  Partnership
Secured the protection of a 47-acre woodland by bringing together the seller, Karen Rowantree, and purchaser, The Nature Conservancy, in a bargain sale agreement.
 

Salmon Falls River, South Berwick (05/2007) Fee

75. Salmon Falls River, South Berwick  (05/2007)  Fee
A donation of one acre of land on the Salmon Falls River estuary at the junction with Quamphegan Brook, by the Green Family. This parcel has a woods road right-of-way access and 700 feet of river frontage.

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Sawyer Farm / Sawyer Rd, Wells (8/94)

9. Sawyer Farm / Sawyer Road, Wells (08/94)  Easement
This easements covers the 130-acre Sawyer Farm with over 4000 feet of frontage on the Merriland River. The easement calls for a 150 foot forever wild buffer along the River which allows for public access. The house and attached barn were built around the Civil War. Permitted uses include agriculture (limited to a designated area) and forestry. No further residential development allowed.
 

Schoolhouse Field, Hardy/Schleiderer, Wells 4/06

67. Schoolhouse Field, Hardy/Schleiderer, Wells  (04/2006)  Easement
A conservation easement on 4 acres purchased at bargain sale from Joe Hardy and Alice Schleiderer. The easement is an open field and abuts our Tatnic Woods I and II.
 

Schorer, Wells 12/01

42. Schorer, Wells  (12/2001)  Easement
An agricultural and forestry conservation easement on 53-acres adjacent to Branch Brook was granted by Martin and Janet Schorer. At the time of the grant 3 acres near the road are cleared, and contain the buildings, and the rest are forested and actively managed for timber growth.
 

Schremmer Lot, North Berwick 7/06

 68. Schremmer Lot, North Berwick  (07/2006)  Fee
A purchase of 5 acres on the Great Works River off of Card Mill Road. Site of a former dam and mill. The land was purchased with funds from the Town of North Berwick.
 

Smith Farm, South Berwick/ Wells 5/04

 53. Smith Farm, South Berwick / Wells  (05/2004)  Easement
A conservation easement on 13 acres of fields and woods in the Tatnic area donated by long time GWRLT members Tin and Jane Smith.
 

Stevens, Wells (09/2007) Partnership

78. Stevens, Wells  (09/2007)  Partnership
The purchase of 69 acres with over 3000 feet of frontage on Cheney Woods Road in the Tatnics by the Nature Conservancy. This property had a subdivision plan for 37 homes in prime turtle habitat. The acquisition ended four years of negotiation by GWRLT to ensure its protection.
 

Tatnic Hill I (Joe Hardy and Alice Schleiderer), Wells (11/87)

 2. Tatnic Hill I, Wells  (11/1987)  Easement
An easement on 16 acres comprising the summit of Tatnic Hill off of Tatnic Hill Road, donated by Joe Hardy & Alice Schleiderer. The easement allows for forestry and agricultural uses. No residential development.
 

Tatnic Hill II (Joseph Hardy & Alice Schleiderer), Wells (2/95)

 13. Tatnic Hill II, Wells (02/1995)  Easement
A conservation easement covering 67 acres of woodland around the top of Tatnic Hill and abutting the easement donated in 1987. Purpose is to keep the land open and available for forestry uses. Donated by Joseph Hardy & Alice Schleiderer.
 

Tatnic Hill III (William Hardy), Wells (2/95)

14. Tatnic Hill III, Wells  (02/1995)  Easement
A conservation easement covering 90 acres of woodland abutting the above parcel. Purpose is to keep the land open and available for forestry uses. Donated by William Hardy.
 

Tatnic Hill IV (Cedric Allen), Wells 8/02

46. Tatnic Hill IV, Wells  (08/2002)  Fee
Purchase of 12 acres of woodland on the east side of Tatnic Hill abutting the easements by Joe Hardy and Alice Schliederer, from Cedric Allen of Ogunquit. The land was purchased by his grandfather after he returned from the Civil War.  This conservation purchase was accomplished with Mt Agamenticus Challenge funds.
 

Tatnic Hill Projects

The Tatnic Hill projects include conservation easements on 3 parcels of land owned by the Hardy family on Tatnic Hill in Wells. Joe Hardy published in 2008 a fascinating history of the area, titled Settlement and Abandonment on Tatnic Hill.

2. Tatnic Hill I, Wells  (11/1987)  Easement
An easement on 16 acres comprising the summit of Tatnic Hill off of Hill Road, donated by Joe Hardy & Alice Schleiderer. The easement allows for forestry and agricultural uses. No residential development.

13. Tatnic Hill II, Wells (02/1995)  Easement
A conservation easement covering 67 acres of woodland around the top of Tatnic Hill and abutting the easement donated in 1987. Purpose is to keep the land open and available for forestry uses. Donated by Joseph Hardy & Alice Schleiderer.

14. Tatnic Hill III, Wells  (02/1995)  Easement
A conservation easement covering 90 acres of woodland abutting the above parcel. Purpose is to keep the land open and available for forestry uses. Donated by William Hardy.

46. Tatnic Hill IV, Wells  (08/2002)  Fee
Purchase of 12 acres of woodland on the east side of Tatnic Hill abutting the easements by Joe Hardy and Alice Schliederer, from Cedric Allen of Ogunquit. The land was purchased by his grandfather after he returned from the Civil War.  This conservation purchase was accomplished with Mt Agamenticus Challenge funds.

50. Tatnic Hill V, Wells  (01/2003)  Fee
Purchased 19 acres from a developer (4 houselots) to protect Tatnic Brook off of Tatnic Road, using money from the Mt. Agamenticus Challenge. This parcel abuts the Hardy easements (Tatnic Hill I, II, & III) and is one parcel away from the Allen purchase (Tatnic IV).

82. Tatnic Hill VI, Millie’s Woods / Bragdon, Wells  (01/2008)  Fee

Officially named Millie’s Woods by GWRLT as requested by Dorothy Bragdon in honor of her mother-in-law, this 45-acre parcel was a MtA2C project.
 

Tatnic Hill V (Gallagher), Wells 1/03

 50. Tatnic Hill V (Gallagher), Wells  (01/2003)  Fee
Purchased 19 acres from a developer (4 houselots) to protect Tatnic Brook off of Tatnic Road, using money from the Mt. Agamenticus Challenge. This parcel abuts the Hardy easements (Tatnic Hill I, II, & III) and is one parcel away from the Allen purchase (Tatnic IV).
 

Tatnic Hill VI, Millie’s Woods / Bragdon, Wells (01/08) Fee

82. Tatnic Hill VI, Millie’s Woods / Bragdon, Wells  (01/2008)  Fee
Officially named Millie’s Woods by GWRLT as requested by Dorothy Bragdon in honor of her mother-in-law, this 45-acre parcel was a MtA2C project.
 

Tatnic Ledges, South Berwick (10/2007) Fee

80. Tatnic Ledges, South Berwick  (10/2007)  Fee
The purchase of 15 acres connecting  Balancing Rock and Orris Falls parcels and re-establishing public access across this traditional path. The purchase includes the remaining portion of Spring Hill cliffs and a portion of the wetlands surrounding the beaver ponds.

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Tatnic Woods

Tatnic Woods projects include 3 parcels, owned by GWRLT, totaling 69 acres in an area of Wells and South Berwick especially rich in vernal pools. Access to the properties is from Tatnic Road. Two more properties, privately owned, have conservation easements on them, protecting a large portion of the land (79 acres) in this area bordered by Boyd’s Corner Road, Tatnic Road and Tufts Road.

44. Tatnic Woods, Wells  (02/2002)  Fee
A 15-acre parcel of heavily cut-over woods was donated by Pike Industries as part of a mitigation plan for expansion of their quarry in Wells. This parcel is off of Tatnic Road and contains several vernal pools.

59. Tatnic Woods II, Wells  (12/2004)  Fee
The purchase of 27 acres on Tatnic Road within the Tatnic focus area of Mt. Agamenticus. This parcel abuts the Land Trust’s acquisition #44. Purchased with Mt. A to the Sea funds.

66. Tatnic Woods III, Onion, Wells  (03/2006)  Easement
A conservation easement on 6 acres on Tatnic Road donated by Fritz and Susan Onion. The parcel contains their home with fields and woods. The eased land abuts the Tatnic Woods block, bringing the contiguous protected acreage to 48 to date.

67. Schoolhouse Field, Hardy/Schleiderer, Wells  (04/2006)  Easement
A conservation easement on 4 acres purchased at bargain sale from Joe Hardy and Alice Schleiderer. The easement is an open field and abuts our Tatnic Woods I and II.

72. Tatnic Woods IV, South Berwick  (10/06)  Fee
27 acres with frontage on Boyd’s Corner Road in the center of IF&W’s documented turtle habitat for Blandings and Spotted turtles. The property contains several vernal pools, wetlands, and trails. This property connects with 4 other conserved properties (#s 44, 59, 66, and 67) bringing the total of contiguous protected land to 79 acres. This was a Mt. A to the Sea project.
 

Tatnic Woods , Wells 2/02

 44. Tatnic Woods, Wells  (02/2002)  Fee
A 15-acre parcel of heavily cut-over woods was donated by Pike Industries as part of a mitigation plan for expansion of their quarry in Wells. This parcel is off of Tatnic Road and contains several vernal pools.
 

Tatnic Woods II, Wells 12/04

 59. Tatnic Woods II, Wells  (12/2004)  Fee
The purchase of 27 acres on Tatnic Road within the Tatnic focus area of Mt. Agamenticus. This parcel abuts the Land Trust’s acquisition #44. Purchased with Mt. A to the Sea funds.
 

Tatnic Woods III, Onion, Wells 3/06

66. Tatnic Woods III, Onion, Wells  (03/2006)  Easement
A conservation easement on 6 acres on Tatnic Road donated by Fritz and Susan Onion. The parcel contains their home with fields and woods. The eased land abuts the Tatnic Woods block, bringing the contiguous protected acreage to 48 to date.
 

Tatnic Woods IV, South Berwick 10/2006

72. Tatnic Woods IV, Bickford, South Berwick  (10/06)  Fee
The purchase of 27 acres with frontage on Boyd’s Corner Road in the center of IF&W’s documented turtle habitat for Blandings and Spotted turtles. The property contains several vernal pools, wetlands, and trails. This property connects with 4 other conserved properties (#s 44, 59, 66, and 67) bringing the total of contiguous protected land to 79 acres. This was a Mt. A to the Sea project.
 

Third Hill

Third Hill of Mt. Agamenticus’s three hills stretches down toward County Road in South Berwick, along the York border. GWRLT owns three parcels of land in here:

17. Third Hill I / Mt. Agamenticus, York (12/1996)  Fee
Accepted the donation of approximately 50 acres of forested land in the Mt. Agamenticus area from William and Constance Fortenbaugh for conservation purposes. This donation gives the Trust representation on the Mt. A Steering Committee.

18. Welch-Bedell Lot / Mt. Agamenticus, York (12/1996)  Fee
Accepted the donation of two adjoining parcels of approximately 35 acres of forested land in the Mt. Agamenticus area from William and Constance Fortenbaugh for conservation purposes.  

26. Third Hill II / Furbush Lot, Mt. Agamenticus region, York  (01/1999)  Fee
A 50-acre parcel on the side of Third Hill abutting the Fortenbaugh parcel.
 

Third Hill I / Mt. Agamenticus, York (12/96)

17. Third Hill I / Mt. Agamenticus, York (12/1996)  Fee
Accepted the donation of approximately 50 acres of forested land in the Mt. Agamenticus area from William and Constance Fortenbaugh for conservation purposes. This donation gives the Trust representation on the Mt. A Steering Committee.

 

Third Hill II, Mt. Agamenticus, York (01/1999) Fee

26. Third Hill II / Furbush Lot, Mt. Agamenticus region, York  (01/1999)  Fee
A 50-acre parcel on the side of Third Hill abutting the Fortenbaugh parcel.
 

Third Hill III (York Land Trust), South Berwick & York 7/99

 29.  Third Hill III (York Land Trust), South Berwick & York  (07/1999)  Partnership
Purchase of 20 acres being subdivided for two houselots at the northern base of Third Hill in the Mt. Agamenticus region. It was a group effort with the York Land Trust taking ownership.
 

Tibbetts Farm, Berwick (08/2007) Easement

77. Tibbetts Farm, Berwick  (08/2007)  Easement
The purchase of two and donation of one  conservation easement(s) totaling 269-acres on a working dairy farm on Blackberry Hill Road, from the Reba Tibbetts family. The purchases were made with funds from Land for Maine’s Future and USDA. Funding came from Land for Maine’s Future. The Land Trust (Jean Demetracopoulos, Project Manager) partnered with the Maine Department of Agriculture and Maine Farmland Trust to complete the project. This farm abuts property held by the New England Forestry Foundation.

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Tuckahoe Turf, Berwick 10/04

 
 55. Tuckahoe Turf, Berwick  (10/2004)  Fee
100 acres with a mile of frontage on the Salmon Falls River. Part of the land had been cleared but will be allowed to regrow into forest. Former Tuckahoe Turf Farm property.
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Tuckahoe Turf, Berwick, 12/03

 52. Tuckahoe Turf, Berwick  (12/2003)  Easement
A 106-acre conservation easement with a mile of frontage on the Salmon Falls River. This easement was negotiated with Tuckahoe Turf and the EPA as part of a mitigation project. Part of the land had been cleared but will be allowed to regrow into forest. In 2004, Tuckahoe Turf transferred title to the property to GWRLT (see Project #55).
 

Welch-Bedell Lot / Mt. Agamenticus, York (12/96)

18. Welch-Bedell Lot / Mt. Agamenticus, York (12/1996)  Fee
Accepted the donation of two adjoining parcels of approximately 35 acres of forested land in the Mt. Agamenticus area from William and Constance Fortenbaugh for conservation purposes.
 

White Tail Crossing, Berwick, 12/05

65. White Tail Crossing, Berwick  (12/2005)  Fee
A transfer of 54 acres as part of a subdivision to the Land Trust, it abuts 59 acres already protected by easement off of Rt. 236, not far from downtown South Berwick. The land is in the water recharge area for South Berwick Water District’s Blackmore Well.
 

William Hardy, Wells 7/02

 45. William Hardy, Wells  (07/2002)  Easement
A 48-acre conservation easement on forested land off of Route 9 in Wells donated by William Hardy to conserve agricultural, forestry, and natural resources.
 

Winslow Woods, Berwick 12/02

49. Winslow Woods, Berwick  (12/2002)  Fee
47 acres of open space in a cluster subdivision off of Ridlon Road, donated by the developer. The land had recently been logged and includes an old railroad bed.
 

York Pond / Rocky Hills

Working with local and state government, as well as other conservation organizations, GWRLT has been involved in the conservation of over 500 acres of land in the vicinity of York Pond, headwaters of the York River. A large portion of the land is now owned by Maine Dept. of Inland Fish and Wildlife and the Town of Eliot’s Town Forest is located here.

15. York Pond I (Parson) / Punkintown, Eliot (05/1995)  Fee
Joined with the Town of Eliot to purchase this 107-acre parcel (from the Parsons estate), abutting both York Pond and Upper Bartlett Mill Pond, for open space and public access. The site contains several cellar holes, wells and cemeteries of the early settlement in Eliot known as Punkintown.

20. York Pond II (Rocky Hills) / Rt. 236, South Berwick (12/1997)  Fee
An anonymous donation of 100 acres of woodland on the east side of Rt. 236 across from the new high school, abutting a piece of town owned land and the Parson's parcel in Eliot.

27. York Pond III, Eliot  (05/1999)  Partnership
The purchase of 236 acres along the west shore of York Pond culminating a 13-year effort spearheaded by Connie Weeks. The Nature Conservancy put up $60,000, and the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund another $50,000 with our share being $45,000. The parcel is owned by Maine Dept. of Inland Fish & Wildlife and abuts the Parson and Rocky Hills parcels previously conserved.

28. York Pond IV / Raitt Mill Lot, Eliot  (05/1999)  Partnership
A one-acre parcel located on the dam site of Upper Bartlett Mill Pond. The exact location is not known but it was critical to the ongoing effort to restore the dam and reflood the Pond. State and Federal agencies support hinged on acquiring this parcel. It was conveyed to Maine Dept. of IF &W along with the York Pond parcel.

39. York Pond V, Eliot  (08/2001)  Partnership
A 17.5-acre parcel abutting the 583 acres of already conserved lands around York Pond. Purchased with Mt. A. Challenge funds and turned over to Maine Dept. of Inland Fish and Wildlife in November 2002.

70. Payne Homestead, South Berwick  (08/2006)  Fee
The purchase of 9.1 acres on the Punkintown Road in South Berwick across from our Rocky Hills property. The parcel contains two valuable vernal pools in a hardwood forest bustling with wildlife. A stone was erected on the property, recognizing the family’s connection to this land.This was a Mt. A to the Sea project.

87. York Pond VI (Robbins), South Berwick  (08/2009)  Fee
91 forested acres abutting our Rocky Hills parcel and other York Pond conserved lands purchased with help from MtA2C.

 

 

York Pond I (Parson) / Punkintown, Eliot (5/95)

 15. York Pond I (Parson) / Punkintown, Eliot (05/1995)  Fee
Joined with the Town of Eliot to purchase this 107-acre parcel (from the Parsons estate), abutting both York Pond and Upper Bartlett Mill Pond, for open space and public access. The site contains several cellar holes, wells and cemeteries of the early settlement in Eliot known as Punkintown.
 

York Pond II (Rocky Hills) / Rt. 236, South Berwick 12/97

 20. York Pond II (Rocky Hills) / Rt. 236, South Berwick (12/1997)  Fee
Accepted the anonymous donation of 100 acres of woodland on the east side of Rt. 236 across from the new high school, abutting a piece of town owned land and the Parson's parcel in Eliot.
 

York Pond III, Eliot 5/99

 27. York Pond III, Eliot  (05/1999)  Partnership
The purchase of 236 acres along the west shore of York Pond culminating a 13-year effort spearheaded by Connie Weeks. The Nature Conservancy put up $60,000, and the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund another $50,000 with our share being $45,000. The parcel is owned by Inland Fish & Wildlife and abuts the Parson and Rocky Hills parcels previously conserved.
 

York Pond IV / Raitt Mill Lot, Eliot (05/99) Partnership

28. York Pond IV / Raitt Mill Lot, Eliot  (05/1999)  Partnership
A one-acre parcel located on the dam site of Upper Bartlett Mill Pond. The exact location is not known but it was critical to the ongoing effort to restore the dam and reflood the Pond. State and Federal agencies support hinged on acquiring this parcel. It was conveyed along with the York Pond parcel.
 

York Pond V, (Pomfret-Bolles) Eliot 8/01

 39. York Pond V, Eliot  (08/2001)  Partnership
A 17.5-acre parcel abutting the 583 acres of already conserved lands around York Pond. Purchased with Mt. A. Challenge funds and turned over to Maine Dept. of Inland Fish and Wildlife in November 2002.
 

York Pond VI (Robbins), South Berwick (08/2009) Fee

87. York Pond VI (Robbins), South Berwick  (08/2009)  Fee
91 forested acres abutting our Rocky Hills parcel and other York Pond conserved lands purchased with help from MtA2C.