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Conservation easement completed in Clarence

A conservation easement has been completed for the 43-acre Mosher Farm on Keller Road in Clarence, protecting it as farmland, the Western New York Land Conservancy reported Tuesday.

The Town of Clarence purchased the property in 2009 and has leased about 20 acres to local farmers for agricultural use. The remaining land contains hardwood forest, grasslands and a variety of wetlands, including a tributary of Beeman Creek.

The land was acquired under the Clarence Greenprint, an award-winning program that provides funding to conserve natural land and farmland.

“Protecting properties like the Mosher Farm is an important way to maintain the character of our community,” said Clarence Supervisor David C. Hartzell Jr. “I’d like to thank the Town Recreation Advisory Committee for guiding the Greenprint program, the Land Conservancy for supporting this effort and the past property owners for committing to the protection of their land.”