Rustlewood Farm Easements, Rt. 101, Kittery & Eliot (12/2013 ) Easement

106.  Rustlewood Farm Easements, Rt. 101, Kittery & Eliot (12/2013 )   Easement
GWRLT partnered with Kittery Land Trust to purchase two agricultural conservation easements on 302 acres of prime farmland and forest in Kittery (212 acres) and Eliot (90 acres). Kittery Land Trust holds the conservation easements. Rustlewood Farm, the last active dairy farm in Kittery, was divided into 2 easements to facilitate potential sale and continued agricultural use of the property at some point in the future. The easements protect prime agricultural soils, several woodlots and significant scenic views. They also help to protect Cutt’s Ridge Brook and wetlands that form the headwaters of the York River, as well as Spruce Creek and its wetlands.