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Ware - Frohloff Farm

(86 acres) The purchase of a conservation restriction on this farm property protects the land for agriculture, forestry, and public recreation along the Ware River, and is the town's first LAND application. The parcel is located at the southeastern edge of the Dougal Range, a conservation focus area of largely intact forest between Ware and Hardwick that has been supported by Conservation Partnership Grants. The acquisition includes Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program Priority Habitat and Living Waters Supporting Watershed, and is within a protected zone for Ware's municipal water supply. The East Quabbin Land Trust, which had the winning bid for this property against a developer seeking to build a 15-lot project, is seeking a conservation buyer to re-establish a small scale diversified farm on the property, as well as to engage in sustainable forestry.

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Taken on October 8, 2010