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Another 26 acres conserved near Winant Park, Walker State Forest in Concord

Published: 9/17/2019 1:16:02 PM

The city of Concord has acquired and conserved 26 acres of land connecting Winant Park with Walker State Forest, granting Five Rivers Conservation Trust a conservation easement.

This area, known as the Backwoods, is now 54 acres in size with this addition. Abutting Winant Park to the south is 85 acres, also owned by the city and conserved with an easement held by Five Rivers. The abutting Walker State Forest to the north, owned and managed by the state of New Hampshire, adds 51 acres. These contiguous conserved properties provide miles of recreational trails.

The City will manage the property consistent with its natural resources and terms of the conservation easement. Five Rivers will monitor the property to ensure compliance with the easement terms.

Five Rivers Conservation Trust is a nonprofit membership trust that works in 17 communities across the capital region and has conserved 79 properties, totaling over 4,900 acres.

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