Chamberlain Farm Conservation Easement

Conservation Easement

June 9, 2006

A conservation easement on 77 acres of fields and forest on the Simonton property in Brownfield permanently protects the historic Chamberlain Farm from development and also safeguards the water quality of Shepards River, a key tributary to the Saco.

“Over the years, many ‘old-timers’ have driven up the Chamberlain Road and stopped me in mid-stride … to express how pleased they were to see at least one old place kept the way it used to be. So, so many of these old farms have been abandoned or carved up over the past fifty years that it has made conservation all the more important.

Our easement with USVLT will ensure that my work, and that of the Chamberlains over the past 170 years, will endure forever. My hope is that the Chamberlain Farm will not become an island of conservancy. I urge my neighbors in Brownfield and in the Upper Saco Valley to explore the benefits of donating a conservation easement to USVLT. The benefits are immediate and everlasting.”

— Ward Simonton

State(s): ME
Town(s): brownfield
Acres: 77
Map: R-13, Lot: 33,36
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