Winnipesaukee Environmental & Community Action Network

Land Conservation Campaigns

Moultonborough Falls Conservation Area

The Moultonborough Falls Conservation area, map lot 76/4, is 37 acres of undeveloped land along the Red Hill River and Lee’s Pond marshland. Offered for sale by a private trust, it is located in a high-priority conservation zone. The property provides diverse wildlife habitats and corridors, borders sensitive wetlands and has historical value. Located in thriving 1800’s village of Moultonborough Falls, historic photographs show a number of buildings along a dirt road, and cleared land that is much different than what we see today. The conservation commission is leading the effort to raise funds to buy the property, and put it into the hands of a conservation organization that will guarantee protection forever.

The goal of $335,000 will pay for the property principle and closing costs, along with a conservation easement attachment to the deed. It will also establish a stewardship trust fund to ensure that the property will be watched over forever. The town of Moultonborough will hold the deed to the property and the conservation easement will be held by a land trust group, yet to be chosen. This split ownership approach prevents either party from making changes to the protection of the property without a formal agreement from the other.

To donate, call Moultonborough Town Hall at (603) 476-2347 and ask about the Moultonborough Falls Conservation Area. Hours are M-F, 9-12 and 1-4. You will be connected with a member of the fund raising committee. You can also send email to info@mborofalls.com.

 

 

 


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