Linscott Easement

Exploring vernal pools

The Linscott Easement protects 72 forested acres located south of Rocky Pond in East Orland. This young woodland hosts a plethora of vernal pools – springtime breeding areas critical for wood frogs and spotted salamanders. At least two of these pools qualify as State Significant. The Linscott family worked with GPMCT in 2008 to protect their important wildlife habitat and working forest from future subdivision and commercial or residential development.