.68 acres in Centerville – November 28, 2012
6.97 acres in West Barnstable – December 6, 2012
Barnstable Land Trust holds conservation restrictions (CR) on two extraordinary pieces of land, both of which are owned by Orenda Wildlife Land Trust. The CR provides an additional measure of protection for these unique and environmentally critical parcels.
Carvers Island is located in Shallow Pond, Centerville. The .68-acre island is composed of wooded upland featuring maple, oak and beech trees plus holly seedlings. Located within a state-designated priority habitat for rare species and in a zone of contribution to public water supply, it is considered core habitat and a critical natural landscape area. In the fall of 2012, Carvers Island was renamed the David H. Simser Island Sanctuary in memory of Cape entomologist and deer tick expert Dave Simser.
Brickyard is 6.97 acres of upland and freshwater wetlands at the site of the historically important West Barnstable Brick Company. The land, which abuts a salt marsh, provides a critical buffer to a freshwater pond fed by an artesian well. This property has been identified as priority habitat for rare species and is a critical natural landscape area. With views of the Great Marsh, the parcel lies within the Sandy Neck/Barnstable Harbor Area of Critical Environmental Concern and connects to Town and BLT conservation lands.
For more information: Resources, Spring 2013