Metacomet Land Trust PO Box 231 Franklin, MA 02038

Examples of Land Preservation Techniques

Gift of Land:
Jim and Marina G; Henry Boria; George Ferguson

Gift of Conservation Restriction on Private Land:
Foxfire Farm, Uxbridge (stewardship endowment)
Hancock Tree Farm, Wrentham (stewardship endowment)

Gift of Land to Town, with restriction to Metacomet:
Charles River Riverfront, Bellingham

Purchase at Auction for Public Agency:
Quissett WMA, Mendon and Blackstone

Temporary Ownership for State or Town:
Riverfront parcel, Uxbridge
Douglas State Forest

Option to Secure Purchase Price:
Wood Property, Mendon

Metacomet Land Trust worked with a Sutton landowner to accomplish his conservation goals through his will. Dan Griffiths wanted his forest lands to be preserved forever and he also wanted to benefit his church. The solution for Mr. Griffiths was to make a bequest of the conservation restriction to Metacomet and also specify that the preserved land would then be sold with the proceeds given to his church. Mr. Griffiths’ wishes were realized and the property is now owned and managed by a caring family under the CR enforced by Metacomet.