Meadows are protected on the Reed CR.
The Westport Land Conservation Trust and its partner, The Trustees of Reservations, are very pleased to announce the permanent protection of three beautiful properties through the donation of conservation restrictions! These projects were completed in late 2012 and early 2013.
The first two properties, owned by the Bryan and Jansen families, feature 50 acres of woodlands abutting WLCT’s 76-acre Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge. Both CRs include trail easements that will expand the Refuge’s trail system and allow the public to access a total of nearly 140 contiguous acres of protected open space, including the 11-acre Sherden CR protected by TTOR and WLCT in 2011. Prime Forest Soils are found throughout the entirety of both properties, and multiple vernal pools have been documented.
The third property is a spectacular 15-acre property located on the East Branch of the Westport River, owned by Douglas Reed. The property features 900 feet of frontage on the river, stunning views, active farmland, and BioMap Core Habitat and Critical Natural Landscape. Protection of the property also expands on contiguous protected farmland and open space through its connection to the adjacent 80-acre Donald Tripp Farm, protected by an Agricultural Preservation Restriction.
Watch for upcoming Beyond the Barways Walks that will visit these newest additions to the list of protected lands in Westport.
Context map for Bryan – Jansen trail easements