Francestown Land Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 132   •   Francestown, NH 03043


​Recommendations for Disposal of Non-native, Invasive Land Plants
Prepared by the Francestown Land Trust
Non-native, invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed, Multiflora Rose or Oriental Bittersweet, can be a real nuisance. They can spread easily, choke out desirable native plants and cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. The Francestown Land Trust urges everyone to dispose of invasives carefully and adopt recommendations described in the following summary ...

​Francestown Conservation Commission/Town Forests


August 2020

Land acquired in 1929 for preservation is “Protected” in 2020 

Annie Bradley Brown, her husband, Wilfred Merrill Brown, and their family (son Henry, daughter Lois and Wilfred's brother and family) summered at Juniper Hill Farm, which Annie had bought in 1926. Annie also bought, in 1929, nearby land on Greenfield Road, just east of Spencer Road, to preserve and prevent its development. Annie sold Juniper Hill Farm in 1951 and transferred the “woodlot” to her son, Henry Brown.  ... READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE

June 2020

Francestown Land Trust Extends Conservation Corridor: 

36-acre “Fisher Hill Rd.” Property Acquired
In early June 2020, the Francestown Land Trust (FLT) purchased a 36-acre lot off Fisher Hill Road in Francestown.  This parcel is the final key to connecting the conserved land in the Shattuck Pond area to the large block of conserved forestland around Crotched Mountain.  Most of its 3500 feet of road frontage lies along Fisher Hill Road, a Class 6 town road,  though about 1000 feet of it is on Bennington Road right across from the recently protected 33-acre St. Jean conservation easement parcel ... READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE

February 19, 2020
Francestown Land Trust Expands Conservation Corridor:
St. Jean Easement Donation Completed
At the end of December 2019, the Francestown Land Trust (FLT) completed the St. Jean Conservation Easement project which protects 33.5 acres of woodlands and over 3000 feet of scenic frontage along Bennington Road/Route 47.  Jim and Cindy St. Jean purchased ....  READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE 

Francestown Land Trust Conserves Active Scenic Farmland:
Abbottville Farm Easement Completed

On December 23, 2019, the Francestown Land Trust (FLT) completed the Abbottville Farm Conservation Easement Project which protects forty acres of scenic agricultural fields and adjacent forest ....  READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE

May 31, 2018

The Samuels Forest / Crotched Mountain West Project

FLT is very pleased to announce the closing on the 118.62 acre Samuels property located on Mountain Road in Bennington.  We previously referred to this as the Crotched Mountain West project.


The Francestown Land Trust (FLT) is proud to announce the acquisition of the COLLINS BROOK HEADWATERS property. This project was the result of the collaborative effort of the Francestown Land Trust and the Francestown Conservation Commission (FCC). This purchase adds a critical one hundred acre lot to the ....


​​FLT Acquires Rectangular “Hole” to Complete

the Turner Property

In November 2016, FLT acquired a roughly one acre parcel, completing a “missing” rectangle in FLT’s 86 acre Turner property.  The Turner property was acquired in 2006 and is an integral part of FLT’s Rand Brook Forest.