The Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)partnered to purchase a conservation easement to Plat 19, Lot 9, from Beehive Realty Trust. This conservation easement purchase took place on December 28, 2012. Plat 19, Lot 9 is located on South of Commons Road and consists of 9.748 acres of land. The Conservation Easement encompasses the entire property.
A Baseline Documentation Report was completed on this property, in May 2014. The report outlines the history of the property, as well as, it’s land uses (see below). The entire report is available on this website.
Prior Land Uses: Based on the examination of historical aerial photography, it appears the Premises have been in a similar agricultural and undeveloped state since at least 1939. Periodic aerial photography from 1952, 1962, 1972 and more recent dates all show similar conditions to those found on the property today, with the exception of changes in the woody hedgerow apparent in the 1950s.
Current Land Uses: Currently, the Premises are owned by Beehive Realty Trust and protected by a Conservation Easement with the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Premises consist of wooded open space and open agricultural land.
Proposed Future Uses: The purpose of the Conservation Easement is to assure that the Premises will be retained forever substantially unchanged from their present natural condition and their present aesthetic, agricultural, and open space condition and to prevent any use of the Premises that will significantly impair or interfere with the Conservation Values of the Premises by limiting nonagricultural uses of the land. Conservation Values: