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Nov 15, 2015 2:41 PM

NH state senator and her siblings seek to deed 220-acre forest to York Land Trust

YORK, Maine — New Hampshire state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark and her siblings are working with the York Land Trust in Maine to preserve more than 200 acres of her family's Rams Head Farm.

Fuller Clark's family has already donated easements on the land and is now looking to deed an untouched, 220-acre forest on the farm to the land trust.

The Portsmouth Herald reports that York Land Trust officials say raising the $850,000 assessed value Clark and her siblings seek will be a daunting challenge, but a worthwhile endeavor.

The trust has already raised $200,000 and will be asking York voters for $300,000 in May.

Fuller Clark, a Democrat from Portsmouth, said transferring the forest to the York Land Trust would fulfill the final wishes of her mother, Marion Fuller Brown, who died in 2011.

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