Lucy Brook Farm Easement

Conservation Easement

November 9, 2020

The Lucy Brook Farm Easement protects 42.5 acres of farmland, maple sugar bush, and riparian forest along West Side Road in Conway. Near the foot of Cathedral Ledge, this land includes frontage along Lucy Brook and the Saco River. This corner of Conway was settled by the John Lucy family in the early 1800’s, and many of his descendants (including the Gaudettes) still live on and farm the land. The Lucy Brook Farm is also just downstream from our Lucy Family Farm Easement. 

Important conservation values of the property include:

  • 2250 & 940 feet of frontage along Lucy Brook and the Saco River, respectively
  • 40 acres of the Highest Ranked Habitat in New Hampshire, as identified by the state’s Wildlife Action Plan
  • Prime and locally important agricultural soils
  • Underlain entirely by the high yield aquifer that provides drinking water to area towns
  • Connectivity to other conserved lands

 

This conservation easement will allow the farm to remain intact for future generations. We thank the Gaudette family for their vision, passion, and stewardship of the land.

 

Funding for this project was provided by:

 

LBF Funding Logos


State(s): NH
Town(s): conway
Acres: 42.5
Town Tax Map: 201, Lot: 23.2
Back to All Lands