Bois de Brodeur, Concord
This 33 acre conservation easement on Hoit Road in Concord was the first property protected by Five Rivers Conservation Trust. Bois de Brodeur is the name given to this property by the Brodeur family as a tribute to their father.
The property provides them with forest products from standing timber of white pine, hemlock and mixed hardwoods. It protects 1,270 feet of undeveloped road frontage on Hoit Road and 1,100 feet of frontage on an old Class 6 road in an area that is facing increasing development pressure.
Portions of an extensive wetland and a section of Hackett Brook are protected by this Five Rivers easement. Wildlife benefits from the property’s widespread lowbush blueberries. Bois de Brodeur also enhances the other protected lands in the immediate area, including the Hoit Marsh Wildlife Management Area,
which is held by NH Fish and Game.
“Over the years land we had always counted on was developed; vistas disappeared, trails were closed off, and river launches were blocked. “
Rob Knight, Five Rivers Board Member
When we moved to NH 30 years ago, there was so much open space we never even thought about it. Then Dimond Hill Farm, our beloved neighborhood farm, was in danger of being lost. We were brokenhearted until Five Rivers Conservation Trust and a coalition of partners saved the farm and its wonderful fields and woods.
We realized Five Rivers had helped save Carter Hill Orchard
as well, where we enjoy apples and skiing.
Five Rivers also protected Bohanan Farm with its many acres along the Contoocook River where we paddle. By that time we had already joined Five Rivers because we realized how important it is to support our local land trust which is there to protect the farms and open land that we treasure every day.
Join Audrey and me and become a member today. If you are already a member, many thanks and perhaps you would consider sharing this with your friends who might think of joining. Thank you!