Under the terms of the easement, a permanent deed restriction, the donors and the Land Trust agreed that this 4.73-acre woodland, just off West Main Street, will remain undeveloped. Mr. Anderson and his mother Brenda Anderson-Killer, were the joint donors of the easement, preserving the natural resources, while giving up the right to build on the land.
Additional conservation values cited in the easement include:
1. Provision of food and shelter for birds and animals,
2. Prevention of erosion,
3. Protection of air quality, and
4. Protection of water quality in the Willow Brook watershed.
The landowner(s) may enjoy passive recreation – walking, bird watching, and berry-picking on this property just as the Anderson family has for many years.
This is one of several conservation easements held by CLT. Like most of these easements, the Anderson Easement is not open to the public. All of the Cheshire Land Trust's easements are listed on the CLT website Properties page.