Open space priorities - Middleboro Community Preservation

Report
Middleborough Open Space
Priorities
Presentation to the Community
Preservation Committee
April 11, 2013
Open Space Resources (Assets)
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Agriculture/ Agricultural Soils
Archaeology/ Historic Preservation
Endangered Species /Unique Habitats
Wetlands /Cedar Swamps
Water Supply Protection
Riverfront Areas
Corridor Creation
Fisheries
Recreation
Add to Existing Protected Lands
Layered Resource Values = Higher Priority
The more resources a property has the higher the value for preservation, i.e. the
more “bang for the buck”. The more value also attracts partners in funding
preservation, reducing burden to town.
Examples:
Soule Homestead (Guidoboni Farm) – Open Space
Resource Value: Agriculture.
Dot Freitas Property - Open Space Resource Values:
Archaeology
Historic Structure
Active Agriculture
River front area
Nemasket River /APC Corridor
Endangered Species
Middleborough Focus Areas
In 1987 the Natural Resources Preservation Committee , appointed by Town
Meeting, worked to identify the natural resources of the Town and prioritize the
lands associated with them for preservation. This was the beginning of the land
protection efforts which continue today. Focus Area include:
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Nemasket River
Taunton River
Black Brook
The Assawompsett Pond Complex (APC)
Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area
Pratt Farm Area
Tispaquin Pond
Zone II’s of Public water supply wells
Thompson Street Heritage Corridor
Great and Little Cedar Swamps
Partnerships - Leverage Funding and
Provide Capacity.
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MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
The Wildlands Trust
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Buzzards Bay Coalition
The Archaeologic Conservancy
Funding & Logistics
Types of Protection:
Fee Ownership – Property is purchased outright, in “fee”.
Conservation Restriction – The “development rights” are purchased and the
“restricted” fee is kept by the private landowner.
Combination - The “development rights” are purchased by one conservation
entity and the restricted property is purchased outright by another.
Types of Funding:
Grants provide significant money for land protection although many require local matches
of 25% to 50%; and, may be reimbursements after the expenditure has been made.
Grant Sources:
• Agricultural Preservation Restriction(APR)
• Water Supply Protection
• Land & Water Conservation Fund
• LAND/PARC (formerly Self-Help)
• Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Agency:
Match:
- MA Department of Ag.
80%/20%
– MADEP
50%/50%
– National Park Service/EOEEA 50%/50%
– EOEEA
64%/36%
– FEMA
75%/25%
Past Project Examples:
Black Brook Corridor 2007:
Type
Fee
CR
CR
CR
Agency
MA Wildlife
Middleborough & TNC
Taunton & TNC
New Bedford & TNC
Totals
Acreage
231 ac
135 ac
52.5 ac
28.2 ac
Cost1
$411,000
$655,000
$600,000
$395,000
446.7
$2,061,000 $837,500
DEP Grant State
$420,000
$330,000
$305,000
$202,500
$420,000
TNC
Municipality
$5,000
$300,000
$107,000
$330,000
$400,500
$437,000
$107,000
Active Projects:
Town contributed $330,000 toward a land acquisition project totaling $2,061,000 resulting in the leveraging of
$1,731,000 and the preservation of 446.7 acres. Since then, another 266 acres have been preserved in the
Black Brook Corridor for total land preserved approximately 713 acres.
Dot Freitas:
Type
Agency
Fee
CR
HPR
Wildlands Trust
Middleborough/TNC
Middleborough
Totals
Acreage
Cost1
State Grant
TNC/WT
Municipality
$425,000
$0
$50,000
$ 60,000
$211,500
$175,000
$475,000
$60,000
(1) Cost does not include closing and other due diligence.
$50,000
$211,500
$225,000
Active Projects:
Property
Size
• Jigerjian
103 ac.
• Woloski Park
20 ac.
• JaMar
20 ac.
• Bertarelli
34 ac.
• MCI B’water Well 24 ac.
• Olivier Estate
47 ac.
• Sanford
29 ac.
• Lakey-Ames
14 ac
Partners
Mdd./DFW
Mdd./TNC
Mdd./Arch. Cnsrv.
Wild/TNC/DFW
DFG
Midd./TNC
Midd.
DFW
Status
Appraised/Grant App
Grant Pending
Negotiating
Negotiating
Negotiating
Need Hist Str Invntory
Negotiating
Closed
Future Projects:
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Thrush Hollow
Pocius
Johnston
Blanchard
Parks
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Picone
Anderson
Great Cedar Swamp
Taylor
Thompson Street Corridor
Freitas
Shing
Schobel
Sands

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