The Francis Small Heritage Trust holds several conservation easements on private property. Since the properties are held in private hands, they are not necessarily open for public access. There is significant public benefit, however, since development is restricted. Conservation land generally returns far more in benefits than the properties require as far as municipal services. Towns with conserved lands usually have a lower tax rate for all. In addition, conserved lands provide for wildlife corridors and sustained agriculture.
Please contact the Trust for more information.