September 21, 2016

Set For Preservation


Due to its sensitive environmental characteristics, a 62-acre tract on Spring Hill Road in the Sourlands is targeted for preservation in Montgomery Township’s open space master plan and now under contract for acquisition. Two headwater streams, wetlands, and steeply sloping hills make up the tract, which is also home to mature upland beech, oak, and tulip poplars. New Jersey Conservation Foundation approached the township to assist in brokering a deal with the landowner, Thompson Land. The price for the property is approximately $1.05 million, half of which will be funded by grants from the state Green Acres program and the other half by the township’s Open Space Tax.