74 Acres Soon To Be Protected Along Willard Pond Brook

May 10, 2022
An aerial view of Willard Pond Brook and adjacent wetlands in early spring. (photo © James Newsom)

A Team Effort to Protect Wildlife Habitat in Hancock & Antrim

A topographic map of Antrim and Hancock, NH, showing conservation land in green and the new Willard Pond Brook property outlined in red.

Click on the map for a larger view.

We’re delighted to announce that the Harris Center has raised the funds needed to acquire two contiguous parcels totaling 74 acres south of Willard Pond: one in Hancock off of Weston Road, and one in Antrim off of Willard Pond Road. We expect to close on both parcels over the summer.

These parcels have been identified as high-priority wildlife habitat by the NH Wildlife Action Plan, and contain considerable frontage along Willard Pond Brook. In addition, they share a half-mile-long border with NH Audubon’s dePierrefeu-Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and are directly connected to more than 8,000 acres of conserved land in Hancock, Antrim, and Stoddard – providing vital room to roam for people and wildlife alike.

It takes a community to make land protection possible, and this project is no exception. Thank you to the New England Forestry Foundation, the Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership, the Antrim Conservation Commission, and many individual friends of the SuperSanctuary for your generous support!