The sale and conservation of a 101-acre parcel by Clark Hinsdale to Dylan and Ward Preston was completed on March 22. This was a great project that not only conserved a parcel of very good farmland in Town; it made it affordable for a young farmer to be able to purchase his first farm. In addition, the project also included a trail easement to the Town as a possible future link to East Charlotte and Mt. Philo.
The Charlotte Land Trust was pleased to work with the Vermont Land Trust, which will hold the conservation easement. We thank all the parties that worked to make this project a success. A special thank you to the landowner, Clark Hinsdale and the buyers, Dylan and Ward Preston. Without Clark, Dylan and Ward's commitment to seeing the lands conserved, it would not have happened.
This project is a great illustration of the ways that conservation projects come together.