After ten years of stewarding the conservation easement on the Dickerson-Redfield-Lipmanowicz property in Lincolnville, the Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) transferred the easement to Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT). The purpose of the conservation easement is to permanently protect 120 acres of natural, agricultural, forestry, and scenic resources, including prime farmland soils and mature forests to sustain the availability for economically productive forestry and agriculture, emergent vegetated wetlands, perennial streams and riparian wetlands, and biological diversity.
As a courtesy between the two land trusts serving the midcoast, GRLT accepted the easement on this property along the southeastern base of Moody Mountain in Lincolnville in 2007 when Scott Dickerson, then Executive Director of CMLT, and his wife Janet Redfield made the donation. GRLT agreed to take on all legal and stewardship responsibilities of holding this conservation easement, outside of its normal service area and within CMLT’s service region, until Mr. Dickerson was no longer employed by CMLT.
On October 13th, the parties met on the conserved property to transfer the easement, retaining the commitment of long-term stewardship of the land and partnership with the landowners. This is one example of how land trusts work together to support the shared vision of conserved lands in our midcoast region.