Dannies III Conservation Easement
Public Access, Trails, TrailheadDecember 21, 2017
The Dannies III Conservation Easement protects 77 acres of property in Madison, NH, which was generously donated to the organization by long-time Land Trust supporters, Robert and Priscilla Dannies.
The 77-acre property is located on Glines Hill and Bickford Roads, both designated as scenic roads by the Town of Madison, and includes thousands of feet of natural, undeveloped road frontage for the scenic enjoyment of anyone travelling these roads. At the headwaters of Forest Brook (see photo), the property is now permanently protected from development. Forest Brook is one of three main tributaries into Silver Lake, and one of the largest sources of aquifer recharge in Madison; without the Dannies’ foresight, the water quality of the entire Forest Brook watershed would be at risk.
Bob and Priscilla Dannies are no strangers to the Land Trust or land conservation. They have previously donated conservation easements to the Land Trust protecting over 100 nearby acres on Glines Hill Road in Madison and Eaton. “We have enjoyed hiking in NH for many, many years and are happy to do our part to protect the scenic beauty of this area” said Bob and Priscilla. “We truly appreciate all that the Land Trust has done over the years to protect this area as well.”
“We are extremely grateful to the landowners for working with the Land Trust once again to protect this important natural resource” said the Land Trust’s president, Doug Burnell. “We hope this donation serves as a catalyst for additional land conservation in the watershed of Forest Brook.”
Map: 226 & 223, Lot: 8
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