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Westchester Land Trust Completes 200th Conservation Easement: Westchester Land Trust’s 200th conservation easement in the Mianus River watershed in Bedford

The Westchester Land Trust has completed a conservation easement protecting 16 acres in the Mianus River watershed. This marks the WLT’s 200th conservation easement, which is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust that permanently restricts the development of a property in order to protect the land’s conservation value.

This most recent property lies in a region noted for its ecological and biological significance, with a wide diversity of plant communities and a mosaic of animal habitats, including healthy woodlands, dense shrublands and wetlands.

“We are grateful that these visionary landowners have chosen to protect their property in perpetuity. This easement expands a significant corridor of protected land in the town of Bedford,” says Bruce Churchill, the WLT’s chairman of the board.

Landowners who wish to learn more about exploring their land protection options with the Westchester Land Trust should contact John Baker at 914.234.6992, ext. 25.

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