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Deerfield Conserves Town Forest to Protect Habitat

In 2008 Deerfield acquired a 175-acre Town Forest and protected it with a conservation easement held by Bear Paw Regional Greenways. Protecting wildlife habitat was an important reason for the acquisition and the conservation easement, which includes in its purposes section, “The enhancement and enlargement of 1,200 acres of protected land that is near by the Property, said other land including the Corey Wildlife Management Area…; the preservation and conservation of open spaces, particularly the conservation of the productive forestland and wetland of which the Property consists and of the wildlife habitat thereon…; The preservation of biological diversity, native flora and fauna, and the environments, natural habitats, and ecological processes which support them." Information from the NH Wildlife Action Plan was important information used to secure conservation of this parcel.