New Conservation Easement Secured


At the end of 2018, the Redding Land Trust finalized arrangements with the owners of 110 Mountain Road to establish a conservation easement which protects more than 24 acres of open space, forest and wetlands areas and provides a wildlife corridor between the RLT’s Mountain Laurel Road property and town open space to the south. Because this is an easement, not an outright donation, there is no public access to this property.

This is the first easement established by the RLT under the Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s model conservation easement template, protecting the property’s conservation values and complying with IRS guidelines. The guidelines were first established in 2014 and revised in 2016.

“We are extremely grateful to Aaron Charney and Benjamin Hanani for this easement,” said Redding Land Trust Co-President Gordon Loery, who together with Co-President Silvia Erskine, led the easement process. “This is a generous donation and offers significant value to Redding and to the Land Trust’s conservation mission, preserving these wetlands and woodlands in perpetuity.”

If you are interested in establishing an easement or donating a property, please contact RLT Co-president Gordon Loery or Silvia Erskine no later than September 1 to ensure a smooth process that is completed in a timely manner.

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