Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of the new Steer Conservation Easement, located in Milton Mills, NH. 

The Steer Conservation Easement, located along Applebee Road, places 50 acres of land under conservation easement. The property boasts extensive natural resources, and directly abuts  more than 1,000 acres of already conserved properties. Notably, the Steer easement includes approximately 15 acres of high ranking wildlife habitat and an additional 30 acres of supporting landscape, as determined by NH Fish & Game. These rankings indicate meaningful support for biologically diverse species and wildlife permeability. Well-used walking and snow mobile trails across the property connect to an extensive trails network owned primarily by the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust.

MMRG’s Land Agent, Veronica Bodge, said, “The Steer Conservation Easement boasts important natural resources that make it a perfect addition to our growing portfolio of conservation land. We are particularly excited to permanently preserve valuable open space with strategic connections to hundreds of conserved acres held by our partner, The Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust. I am so happy to be able to say an additional 50 acres supporting wildlife habitat and corridors has been protected in perpetuity.”

This project was supported by the NH State Conservation Committee Conservation Moose Plate Grant Program, which funds projects that foster stewardship and the sustainability of New Hampshire’s natural environment. In addition to the Moose Plate Grant Program, the Milton Conservation Commission also showed their support for this conservation project with a generous monetary donation. Remaining funds for the project were provided through public and private fundraising efforts. 

MMRG extends our deepest gratitude to the Steer family for their excellent stewardship of their property and for its permanent conservation. As a small, locally-focused land trust, MMRG values working with local landowners, often of smaller land tracts, to achieve conservation successes for the region.