This 14-acre property on the summit of Barrett Hill in Union was donated by Rebecca Stickney in 1998, knowing it's best use would be as a forever wild preserve. Public use of the Stickney Preserve is discouraged at this time. The property is not accessible by road, has no trails, and no area appropriate for parking
The entire property has been cleared in the past, but has now grown into a northern red oak forest with American beech, bigtooth aspen, white pine and American hornbeam.
Surrounding the property on the southern slope of Barrett Hill are blueberry barrens. Both the barrens and wooded hilltop can be seen from the Union Town Common.