Ausbon Sargent Preserves Frazier Brook Farm in Warner

Dating back to the 1800’s, four contiguous pieces of land near Mason Hill Road in Warner had been owned by members of the Brown family.  After being bought and sold over time, the Browns finally assembled the properties once again and, in 2017, approached Ausbon Sargent to help them protect their 133-acre property.  Their wish was to make sure that the land stays together as a working farm, forever.

This rich property boasts 1,700 feet of frontage on the Frazier Brook, a major tributary to Schoodac Brook.  It is adjacent to other parcels of protected property and helps to expand a corridor of land from Warner through Salisbury and into Andover and Webster that is important for the migration of various species.  The Brown property will remain managed as a working farm for agriculture, timber and maple syrup production and it will remain open for low-impact public recreation.

On Thursday, October 25, members of the Brown family, Nate Brown, Allan Brown, Betty  Brown and Carol Howard, signed the easement to close on this important Warner property.

We have many to thank for their support of this project.  The Brown Family agreed to a “bargain sale” donating 25% of the land value.  In addition, this property has been protected with assistance from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), We were also pleased to receive the remainder of the necessary funds from the Warner Conservation Commission, the Fields Pond Foundation, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and many private donations that have allowed us to complete this project.