Property 137

Protected Lands Catalog

property-137Property ID: BLT #137
Grantor: Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, Inc.
Property Name: Brickyard Conservation Restriction
Acquisition Date: December 6, 2012
Acres: 6.97
Location: 0 Main Street, West Barnstable (northside of the railroad tracks)

Description: The Orenda Wildlife Land Trust owns 6.97 acres of upland and freshwater wetlands at the site of the historically important West Barnstable Brick Company. BLT holds the conservation restriction. The land, which abuts a salt marsh, provides a critical buffer to a freshwater pond fed by an artesian well and has been identified as priority habitat for rare species. The parcel lies on the north side of the Old Colony Railroad and falls within the Sandy Neck/Barnstable Harbor Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). It connects to Town and BLT conservation land in the Great Marsh.

Habitat: Upland and freshwater wetlands
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s #197016