FRANCESTOWN LAND TRUST CELEBRATES $75,000
LCHIP GRANT AWARD
Francestown Land Trust, Inc., (FLT) founded in 1986, dedicated to protecting critical natural land areas in Francestown and nearby environs, has received a $75,000 grant award from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to support its efforts to acquire approximately 120 acres on the west face of Crotched Mountain in Bennington. The property rises up above 1800 feet near the height of land on Crotched Mountain. It is visible from several towns in the Monadnock region. The “Bennington Trail”, a popular hiking trail
from Mountain Road to the summit of the mountain, is very close to the
property. This is the last large parcel of unprotected land on the mountain,
COLLINS BROOK HEADWATERS 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 Shattuck-Dinsmore land protection initiative that includes the Dinsmore Brook Conservation Area and the Shattuck Pond Town Forest.
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.
From left to right: LCHIP Executive Director Dijit Taylor; FLT Land Manager, Ben Haubrich; FLT Project Manager, Scot Heath; and Senator Ruth Ward (R-District 8) Photo: Perry Smith.
Francestown Land Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 132 • Francestown, NH 03043
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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 ...