In March, the State of Vermont and the Duxbury Land Trust (DLT) finalized two conservation easements in conjunction with the sale of the buildings section of the old state farm. In addition, the Trust holds a third easement on another section of the former farm that was finalized in 2004 and covers 73 acres.
One of the new easements covers 100 acres of wetland, wildlife habitat, and forestry resources on the parcel that is now in private ownership. The conserved land is adjacent to the town gravel pit and located southeast of Crossett Brook Middle School. The second easement covers approximately 92 acres on both sides of the River Road starting at the village (Duxbury Corners) west to Hart Road. Both parcels allow agricultural and forestry uses.
The three State Farm Property easements ensure the conservation of agricultural land, forestry resources, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, and open space for generations to come.