Over 100 acres including stream frontage, meander wetlands and mature upland forest have been conserved in Plainfield. Near the height of land on Governor’s Hill, the land includes an outstanding exampleÂ of a red oak-ironwood-Pennsylvania sedge woodland for this part of the state.Â The property lies adjacent to the 447 acre property conserved by UVLT in 2010 known as â€œPlainfield Cider Orchard.â€ The newly acquired conservation easement protectsÂ nearly 1/3 of a mile of Hanchetts Brook and provides buffer to wetland and stream resources. The land will be owned and managed with the Plainfield Cider Orchard parcel.
UVLT obtained funding to purchase the conservation easement through grants from the Plainfield Conservation Commission and the NH Dept of Environmental Servicesâ€™ Aquatic Resources Mitigation Program. The NH program uses developer’s fees from wetlands dredging, filling and alterations to purchase compensatory Â land and easements that protect Â high quality wetland and associated upland resources.