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The Town of Randolph purchased over 10,000 acres after TPL had bought the land in phases, keeping it off the market while project supporters sought private, state, and federal funding. The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development purchased an easement over the land, which will permanently prohibit development while allowing sustainable forestry. Funding for the project came from the state's Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, from the USDA Forest Legacy Program, and from more than $1.4 million in private donations.

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The purchase of 60 acres will guarantee public access to one of the most visited trails in the White Mountain National Forest.

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TPL proposes to purchase the property from International Paper by December 31, 2001. The property will be held off the market while the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Partnership Task Force works with local officials and community members to create a plan for the property that fosters economic growth through timber-based jobs and tourism; protects environmentally sensitive portions of the property and endangered species habitat; and provides for public access for recreation.

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Concluding a year-long campaign, TPL purchased the 155-acre property, placed a conservation and public access easement over the farm that prohibits development permanently, and sold the land to a private buyer for continued agricultural use. The easement is held jointly by City of Concord and the Concord Conservation Trust.

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TPL met with Senator Judd Gregg, conservation groups, and political leaders from around the state to begin developing a plan for the purchase of the state's largest private parcel from International Paper. TPL hopes to protect its outstanding natural and recreational resources through a conservation easement that also preserves environmentally sensitive areas and habitat for many rare plant and animal species.

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Protection of Concord's Sunnycrest Orchard is closer to reality with a $300,000 grant from the USDA's federal Farmland Protection Program. The coalition working to save the orchard plans an easement that will prohibit development permanently while allowing continued agricultural use. An additional $50,000 must be raised before June 30, 2001, when TPL's agreement to purchase the land expires.

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The owners of the 176-acre Sunnycrest apple orchard in Concord, NH, extended the date to raise $1.2 million needed to preserve this scenic agricultural land to June 30, 2001. The land is used for educational field trips and has an extensive trail network for recreation. The coalition working to save the property plans to place a conservation and public access easement over the orchard that will prohibit development permanently, and then sell the property to a private buyer for continued agricultural use.

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The pond is one few in New Hampshire's Lakes Region with an entirely undeveloped shoreline. The area provides important habitat for loons, moose, bear, and songbirds while providing visitors and residents with outdoor recreation. So far, TPL and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) have raised over $1.1 million from private supporters to acquire and protect 339 acres of shoreline. Fundraising continues for additional conservation.

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The conservation easement on this 137-acre property will help preserve agriculture, open space, wildlife habitat, and natural beauty. TPL bought the farm, added part of it to a town forest, transferred the development rights for the balance of the land to the state and the Monadnock Conservancy, then sold that land--minus the development rights--to a local farmer.? Funding for the project came from the USDA, the Town of Walpole, and private donors.

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Secured by U.S. Senator Judd Gregg and Representative Charlie Bass, the grant from the US Forest Service's Forest Legacy Program will fund a conservation easement on forestland surrounding the pond. The protection is part of a multiyear effort by TPL, the Forest Service, the State of New Hampshire, and the Town of Randolph to link together more than 800,000 acres of protected forestland--an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. Private fundraising for the project continues.

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