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“Gilmanton’s Greatest Views—For     Everyone, Forever!” CampaignView of Belknap Range, across Frisky Hill Tract, Rt. 107, ...
THE LAND: 4 TRACTS, 86 AC.•    Meetinghouse Pond (41.0 ac.)• Rt. 107 Upper & Lower Fields(21.0 ac.)•    Loon Pond Rd. (8.5...
SCENIC1,050’ on Meetinghouse Pond    (Far, visible shoreline)
Rt. 107 Upper Field(Loon Pond beyond)
(Photo: S.Smith)Just a piece of the view from          Frisky Hill
Also ahead: “Information” mailbox w/       brochure & donor form!
AGRICULTURE                                        43 AC. HAYLANDS                                        •Mgd. by 2 local...
Keeping                tradition                 alive--&               fields well                managedMeetinghousePond...
Meetinghouse   Pond Tract• Managed sugarbush   • 42’ x 28’ barn           (Photo: T.Dombrowski)
WATER QUALITY        150’ on Loon Pond        1,050’ on Meeting-          house Pond        Headwaters of         Soucook ...
RECREATION                                         Meetinghouse                                         Pond Tract        ...
WILDLIFE HABITAT               • 3-ac. forested wetland                  * Beaver pond                    & wetland Eviden...
“Before”                   HISTORICAL                                       Meetinghouse Pond Tract                       ...
EDUCATIONAL                                          • Tours of flax site                                          • Linen...
OUTCOMES• PERMANENT PROTECTION • CONSERVATION EASEMENTS HELD BY   FIVE RIVERS CONSERVATION TRUST   • USES LTD. TO AGRICULT...
• FRISKY HILL & MEETINGHOUSE POND • OWNERSHIP BY GILM. CONSERVATION        COMMISSION (SUBJECT TO C.E.) • PUBLIC INPUT, TH...
• NO IMPACT ON PROPERTY TAX  REVENUES TO TOWN • TOWN FUND TO REPLACE LOST TAXES    ($722/YR.) FOR 2 TOWN TRACTS FUTURE EDU...
THE CAMPAIGN          GOAL = $1,170,000EXPENSES • $840,000    Purchase price (1/3 below appraised               value, w/ ...
REVENUES  $531,750    Federal grant  $284,250    Contributions--160 households  $121,000    GLT sale of 2 tracts to pvt. p...
VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT        HAPPEN--AND FUN !60 volunteers to date, mostly from Gilmanton  Barn cleanout crew        Trail c...
HOW YOU CAN HELP:• WWW.GILMANTONLANDTRUST.ORG • READ THE STORIES!• JOIN THE CAMPAIGN BY CONTRIBUTING! • WEBSITE (PAYPAL), ...
SAID ONE DONOR: “THESE LANDS ARE   THE ESSENCE OF GILMANTON”    IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY… WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMPLETING   ...
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  1. 1. “Gilmanton’s Greatest Views—For Everyone, Forever!” CampaignView of Belknap Range, across Frisky Hill Tract, Rt. 107, Gilmanton Gilmanton Land Trust In Partnership With Five Rivers Conservation Trust Gilmanton Conservation Commission Gilmanton Historical Society (Photos: T. Howe, GLT, unless noted; All info as of 25 Sept. 2012)
  2. 2. THE LAND: 4 TRACTS, 86 AC.• Meetinghouse Pond (41.0 ac.)• Rt. 107 Upper & Lower Fields(21.0 ac.)• Loon Pond Rd. (8.5 ac.)• Frisky Hill Viewpt.So. (15.0 ac.) & 14 READY-TO-MKT. LOTS!
  3. 3. SCENIC1,050’ on Meetinghouse Pond (Far, visible shoreline)
  4. 4. Rt. 107 Upper Field(Loon Pond beyond)
  5. 5. (Photo: S.Smith)Just a piece of the view from Frisky Hill
  6. 6. Also ahead: “Information” mailbox w/ brochure & donor form!
  7. 7. AGRICULTURE 43 AC. HAYLANDS •Mgd. by 2 local dairy farmers Loon Pond Rd. Tract 66 AC. AG SOILS CRITICAL MASS • Land base • Ag infrastructure • Local foodRt. 107 Lower Field, Loon Pond beyond
  8. 8. Keeping tradition alive--& fields well managedMeetinghousePond Tract
  9. 9. Meetinghouse Pond Tract• Managed sugarbush • 42’ x 28’ barn (Photo: T.Dombrowski)
  10. 10. WATER QUALITY 150’ on Loon Pond 1,050’ on Meeting- house Pond Headwaters of Soucook & Suncook Rivers
  11. 11. RECREATION Meetinghouse Pond Tract *Snowmobile trail *Walking trail *Enhanced public access * Adjacent Town land * Guaranteed pedestrianFrom trail’s end (Photo: T.Dombrowski) & snowmobiling access
  12. 12. WILDLIFE HABITAT • 3-ac. forested wetland * Beaver pond & wetland Evidence of giant • Grasslands, mixed Prehistoric forestlands, shorelines beavers?
  13. 13. “Before” HISTORICAL Meetinghouse Pond Tract • Flax “retting” pond & stone structure • Only one documented in NH! (& New England?) • Jon Hall had the vision... & “After”“During” removal of 200 yrs. of muck
  14. 14. EDUCATIONAL • Tours of flax site • Linen making demonstrations Interpreting flax “retting” site • Gilmanton School sixth-graders Gina Gerhard, “breaking” flax • Display of artifacts by Gilm. Historical Society?You CAN teach an old dog new tricks…
  15. 15. OUTCOMES• PERMANENT PROTECTION • CONSERVATION EASEMENTS HELD BY FIVE RIVERS CONSERVATION TRUST • USES LTD. TO AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & OUTDOOR RECREATION• GUARANTEED PUBLIC ACCESS • PEDESTRIAN, SNOWMOBILING, FISHING, HUNTING
  16. 16. • FRISKY HILL & MEETINGHOUSE POND • OWNERSHIP BY GILM. CONSERVATION COMMISSION (SUBJECT TO C.E.) • PUBLIC INPUT, THEN MGT. PLAN • ADJACENT TOWN-OWNED TRACT RT. 107 UPPER & LOWER FIELDS, & LOON POND RD. • OWNERSHIP BY PVT. PARTIES • TO BE SOLD BY GILM. LAND TRUST (SUBJECT TO C.E.)
  17. 17. • NO IMPACT ON PROPERTY TAX REVENUES TO TOWN • TOWN FUND TO REPLACE LOST TAXES ($722/YR.) FOR 2 TOWN TRACTS FUTURE EDUCATIONAL TOURS & DISPLAYS, FLAX DEMONSTRATIONS, SCHOOL TRIPS, AND/OR….?
  18. 18. THE CAMPAIGN GOAL = $1,170,000EXPENSES • $840,000 Purchase price (1/3 below appraised value, w/ HUGE thanks to Twiggs!) • $146,000 Protection of adjacent land(s) • $93,000 Transaction exps. (legal, apprsl, taxes) • $40,000 Stewardship of CE’s • $20,000 Fund to replace taxes (est.) • $31,000 (2.6%) Fundraising, overhd., publicity, etc. $1,170,000 Total
  19. 19. REVENUES $531,750 Federal grant $284,250 Contributions--160 households $121,000 GLT sale of 2 tracts to pvt. parties (est.) $120,000 GLT sale of 2 tracts to Gilm. Cons. Comm. $1,057,000 Total secured/identified (90%) + $113,000 To be raised (10%) $1,170,000 TOTAL
  20. 20. VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT HAPPEN--AND FUN !60 volunteers to date, mostly from Gilmanton Barn cleanout crew Trail crew
  21. 21. HOW YOU CAN HELP:• WWW.GILMANTONLANDTRUST.ORG • READ THE STORIES!• JOIN THE CAMPAIGN BY CONTRIBUTING! • WEBSITE (PAYPAL), OR DONOR FORM * RECOGNITION & NAMING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE (ASK TOM HOWE)
  22. 22. SAID ONE DONOR: “THESE LANDS ARE THE ESSENCE OF GILMANTON” IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY… WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMPLETING THIS PROJECT WITH YOU!

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