North Country
4:02 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

2300 Acres Conserved in North Country

A large tract of some of the North Country’s most beautiful terrain has been protected from development. 

A new conservation easement is going to protect land around Pittsburg and the Connecticut River.

“We just today finalized a conservation easement on 2,300 acres up in Pittsburg up around First and Second Connecticut Lakes.”

That’s Jack Savage. He’s a spokesman for The Society for The Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

“What is particularly exciting for us is that it involves 38 miles of shorefront, about seven and one-half miles on the sort of trophy stretch of the upper Connecticut River and then shoreline around First and Second Connecticut Lakes.”

In addition to the scenic and recreational value Savage said the easement is important because it protects the watershed that feeds the Connecticut River.