Protected Lands Catalog
Property ID: BLT #001
Grantor: Charles & Barbara Birdsey
Acquisition Date: October 5, 1984
Location: Meadow Lane, West Barnstable
Description: The Birdseys’ gift of .69 pristine acres jump-started BLT’s fledgling land acquisition program. Located on Meadow Lane in West Barnstable, the parcel features a mixed woodland habitat of maple, cedar and oak. It is surrounded by other conservation lands within the fragile 9,125-acre Sandy Neck/Barnstable Harbor Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).
Note: On July 30, 2018, Barnstable Land Trust swapped this parcel of land for land owned by the Orenda Wildlife Trust. The Meadow Lane parcel connects to additional lands owned by Orenda; the land BLT received in the swap is adjacent to its 1540 Main Street, West Barnstable headquarters. BLT previously held the conservation restriction on this 4.52-acre parcel.
Habitat: Maple, cedar and oak woodlands
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s #134018004