Our Conservation Restrictions
NCLT holds conservation restrictions on 7 properties in the region. Each conservation restriction (CR) is unique to the property it protects. The CR prevents development of the property, while allowing its continued use for recreation, forestry and similar activities. As holder of a conservation restriction, NCLT has the responsibility to insure that the property is never developed and that it is managed and used in compliance with the conservation restriction. The CR is permanent and "runs with the property"; the property can be bought and sold, but it can never be developed.
Conservation Restrictions on Public Land
NCLT holds conservation restrictions on 4 public access properties:
Wiita Conservation Area
Overlook Reservoir Conservation Restriction
Conservation Restrictions on Private Land
Echo Hill, Fitchburg
NCLT holds a conservation restriction on this 43-acre property on High Rock Road, comprised of an orchard and forestland. The conservation restriction was donated by the late Bartow and Ann Kelley. The current owner resides in the elegant colonial house that abuts the conservation restriction.
Northfield Road, Lunenburg
NCLT holds a conservation restriction on this 21.5-acre property on Northfield Road which was donated by William Millington and Jan Storm. The property is comprised of a narrow frontage on Northfield Road which leads to a small field. Beyond the field is forested land that runs to Mulpus Brook, the property boundary.
Norcross Hill, Templeton (Village of Baldwinville)
NCLT holds a conservation restriction on this 80-acre property on Norcross Hill Road. The conservation restriction was donated by Karen Tucker. The property consists of a mixed upland forest with natural and scenic resources, including "Profile Rock" a glacial erratic situated in the center of the property. The property has old woods roads and stone walls.