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New conservation easement in Ghent

Jan 23, 2013 6:58 am
The Columbia Land Conservancy Tue., Jan. 22, announced the creation a new conservation easement in the town of Ghent. Robert and Linda O'Mara have donated the development rights on their 103 acres of farmland, according to a CLC statement. The O'Mara property is a working farm, part of an 18,000-acre agricultural area in Columbia County. The O'Maras will continue to own and manage the property as a working farm. The easement is a bar against future development. The O'Mara farm is located within two miles of three other properties already permanently protected with conservation easements. CLC is a non-profit organized to conserve farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and the rural character of Columbia County. It currently holds easements on more than 22,000 acres countywide. Read the full CLC statement.