High Watch Preserve - 10 acres for lease - Effingham, NH

Posted on May 18, 2021Last updated 2 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Land trust or other conservation organization

Property Location:

Effingham, NH at the Junction of Routes 25 and 153

Total number of acres available with this property:

10.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

10.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

0.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Roughly 1/2 acre of land within the strip of hay field that is wet and growing shrubs currently. The field is on the northside of a large 2,300+ acre property owned and managed by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests.

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

Yes

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

None available

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farm infrastructure details

Field has suitable parking and access for farm equipment. Storage of equipment on site is not offered.

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

Lease will be between the farmer and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests. The length of the lease will be 10 years. This field has been hayed for many years. Good practices have been applied and soil amendments made within the last 3 or so years. There is no charge for the lease. However the farmer must commit to using good sustainable farming practices as outlined in the lease.
Additional Information

Description

current use(s); It is currently an inactively hayed field

quality and condition of the land; moderate quality relative to production of hay

unique features; excellent accessibility to major roadways

the neighborhood and community; mostly forestland and some dispersed houses

the landowner; long standing Land Trust that actively manages their holdings for timber production, recreation, wildlife habitat and water resources.

 

A copy of our standard agricultural lease agreement can be furnished upon request.

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