Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust has recently added a 41.98-acre parcel known as the Roby Preserve. It is located along Route 11 in East Andover.
Years ago, Barbara Roby’s parents placed an easement with the Forest Society on their Taunton Hill property in East Andover. In recent years, Ausbon Sargent has been working with Barbara and David Roby to protect these remaining family acres that lie across Route 11 from the Taunton Hill land.
The Roby Preserve has over 1,800 feet of road frontage on Route 11 and over 1,700 feet of frontage along the recreational Northern Rail Trail (pictured below). The property is open to the public for low-impact recreational use. In addition, by protecting this land, we also guarantee that valuable water resources, including wetlands, and important wildlife habitat will be conserved forever. The Roby Preserve is adjacent to Ausbon Sargent's McLeod Preserve and near over 2,400 acres of other conserved land.
Ausbon Sargent now protects 142 properties consisting of 11,200 acres in the 12 towns that they serve. The Roby Preserve represents the fifth property that Ausbon Sargent owns.
Take a look at our Web site ausbonsargent.org to see what else is happening at the land trust.