Friday, December 20, 2002
Lovejoy 35-acre conservation restriction is approved
Ray Lyons of the New England Forestry Foundation spoke to the Carlisle Board of Selectmen on December 10, requesting their approval of a perpetual conservation restriction (CR) Janet Lovejoy wishes to grant to the Foundation. The CR applies to 35 acres of her land lying between West Street and Heald Road. The forestry foundation has managed the wooded land for many years, and will continue to do so under the terms of the CR.
The town's conservation restriction advisory committee and conservation commission have both approved the CR, and the land was ranked high in conservation value in the towns' January 2000 open space and recreation plan. In particular, the land lies along a wildlife corridor stretching from conservation lands in Acton to the state park in northern Carlisle. Last year the Lovejoy family granted a conservation restriction on 20 acres of adjoining land.
The board of selectmen formally approved the CR, and thanked Lovejoy for her generosity in helping to preserve Carlisle's open space. The CR will be finalized once approval is given by the state's Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.
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