Land Trust

The Foster Land Trust was established by Charter Amendment with the authority to acquire, hold, and manage real property and interest therein, including development rights, situated in the town for the purpose of protecting, managing and preserving natural areas, forest land, farm land, aquifer recharge areas, rivers and streams, swamps and marshes, wildlife habitats, walking and bicycle paths, sports and playing fields and historical sites.

Statement of Purpose:

The purpose of the Foster Land Trust is to preserve the natural resources of Foster for present and future generations. Working within the guidelines of the Foster Comprehensive Plan, our goal is to add economic and lifestyle value to the entire community while helping retain the rural character of our town.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Land Trust is to preserve some of the natural resources of Foster for present and future generations. Property set aside for conservation adds to the value of the entire community and helps retain the rural character of our town. Our desirable property list includes open space, streams, ponds, working farms, wetlands, significant historical properties, scenic, and natural sites.

Goals:

Working within the guidelines of the Foster Comprehensive plan, in order to protect the natural resources of Foster for present and future generations, add economic and lifestyle value to the entire community, and retain the rural character of our town, the Land Trust goals include:

  • creating a linear park system, or Greenway, with possible trail linkages for hiking, equestrian, birding, and other passive recreational activities;
  • preserving working farmlands;
  • protecting sensitive environmental areas from development;
  • locating areas suitable for both conservation and passive recreational activities.

Board Members

Name Title
Linda Los Tibbetts Chair
Myra Mercier Vice-Chair
Walter May Treasurer Liaison
Kristen Cole Secretary
Tom Boyden Member
Dennis Therrien Land Trust Liaison
Michael Carpenter Planning Board Liaison