Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust

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Land Holdings

The Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust, thanks to the commitment of our town’s landowners and the support of its partners, has protected a total of 2,014.82 acres of land.

This includes the Trust's outright ownership of 663.10 acres and the development rights to 1,129.85, as well as, partnering with other organizations to preserve an additional 221.87 acres (Annual Report 2016). Some of the Trust’s properties are owned or maintained jointly with one or more of its partners.

Properties are known by the names of those individuals, families, or trusts that had the foresight to realize that conserving their land would help to protect Little Compton’s agricultural heritage, its natural resources and its beauty for future generations.

Properties donated in fee to the Ag Trust are:

Alvarez 2.09 Acres Plat 37 / Lot 41
Snow-Davis 2.01 Acres Plat 21 / Lot 30-1
Amarantes 6 Acres Plat 41 / Lot
Mulcahy 2 Acres Plat 32 / Lot 11
DeSouza 1/2 Acre Plat 17 / Lot 17
R. Marvell 3 Acres Plat 19 / Lot 27
C. Simonds 2 Acres Plat 21 / Lot 27
Trowbridge, Stone, Erdman 7 Acres Plat 12 / Lot 69-1, 2
P. Marvell 3 Acres Plat 32 / Lot 158
Sakkonnet Pres. Assoc. 2 Acres Plat 4 / Lot 41
Cissel 2 Acres Plat 32 / Lot 11
Fort Church 18 Acres Plat 40 / Lots 88, 90
Colt 4 Acres Plat 16 / Lots 71, 74
Eddy 54 Acres Plat 25 / Lot 73
Dunn 7 Acres Plat 47 / Lot 1-1
Bundy Heirs 13 Acres Plat 30 / Lot 38
Cabral 1 Acre Plat 40 / Lot 67
Marvell 2 Acres Plat 32 / Lot 158
Lash 1 Acre Plat 42 / Lot 39
Cotton 19-70 Acres Plat 42 / Lot 115
Reis 13 Acres Plat 29 / Lot 11-2
Flores / Rocha 1 Acre Plat 17 / Lot 15
Keeny 2 Acres Plat 14 / Lot 14-3
Wilbur Realty Trust 2.10 Acres Plat 6 / Lot 59
Almy-Pratt 44 Acres Plat 2, Lots 9 (3-8)
Loranger 6 Acres 41/49
Lint 6 Acres 41/47
Lint 3 Acres 41/41-2
  Total Fee Donated Acres: 229.50

Properties purchased in fee by the Ag Trust are:

Marvell (Warren's Point) 13.00 Acres Plat 11 / Lot 23-1
McTague 9 Acres Plat 70 / Lot 1
Rocha 16 Acres Plat 28 / Lot 53
Southworth 20 Acres Plat 17 / Lot 18
Rocha / Wood 20 Acres Plat 17 / Lot 31-2
Bogle 24 Acres Plat 15 / Lot 32
DeSouza / Manchester 2 Acres Plat 29 / Lot 31-3
Crandon 12 Acres Plat 17 / Lot 21
Douglas 3 Acres Plat 14 / Lot 51
Bumblebee Farm 119 Acres Plat 20 / Lot 40
Camara Heirs 2 Acres Plat 3 / Lot 15
Boy Scouts 8 Acres Plat 41 / Lots 11,14
Goulart 35 Acres Plat 31 / Lot 42 - 1
Gagnon 22 Acres Plat 32 / Lot 18
Congdon 1 Acre Plat 14 / Lot 9
Simmons 38.40 Acres 26/26 and 27/15
Peckham 28 Acres Plat 22 / Lot 15-1
Bodington 49 Acres Plat 30 / Lot 3-1
Wilbour Family Trust 10.2 Acres 41/42&48
Blazar 2 Acres Plat 43 / Lot 72-1
  Total Fee Purchase Acres: 433.60

Easement properties where development rights have been donated to the Trust are:

Venusti 2.03 Plat 5 / Lot 10
Eddy 2.14 Acres Plat 20 / Lot 37-6
Lofsky 2.00 Acres Plat 8 / Lot 10-1
vonSteinwehr 8 Acres Plat 16 / Lot 75
Eddy / Forte 3 Acres Plat 40 / Lot 11-2
Dabek / Ahearn 9 Acres Plat 28 / Lot 8-1 to 4
Bissinger 124 Acres Plat 5 / Lot 40
Cumming 3 Acres Plat 43 / Lot 56
Mackenzie 2 Acres Plat 43 / Lot 58
Simonds 4 Acres Plat 21 / Lot 28
Broad / Kass 1 Acre Plat 16 / Lot 21
Cleaver 5 Acres Plat 47 / Lots 9-2, 9-3
Brown 3 Acres Plat 47 / Lot 2-3
Emery 3 Acres Plat 17 / Lot 6-6
Moore 1 Acre Plat 9 / Lot 4
LaCoste 3 Acres Plat 15 / Lot 29-4
Winslocki 12 Acres Plat 30 / Lot 14-3
Spicer 20 Acres Plat 45 / Lot 14
Apfel / Simon 1 Acre Plat 1 / Lot 168
Sagonate Meadows 4 Acres 26/19-3,6,7,8,15,8-2
Dow 12 Acres Plat 20 / Lot 20
Middendorf 2 Acres Plat 6 / Lot 94
Congdon 1 Acre Plat 14/9
Colt 3.30 Acres Plat 16 / Lot 70
Harper 9.40 Acres Plat 4 / Lot 7-1
Bullock 2 Acres Plat 8 / Lot 25
  Total Easement Donated Acres: 241.87

Easement Properties where development rights have been purchased by the Trust are:

Preston Land Development 3.07 Acres Plat 30 / Lot 14-2
Dawson 26.0 Acres Plat 6 / Lot 87 & 88
Purmont 18.6 Acres Plat 20 / Lot 31-5
Binger 4.96 Acres Plat 16 / Lot 52-1
Rogers 7.5 Acres Plat 30 / Lot 15
Samson 13.4 Acres Plat 19 / Lots 40-5, 40-6, 40-7, 40-8 & 40-9
Beehive Realty 9.748 Acres Plat 19 / Lot 9
White Rock Farm 23.57 Acres Plat 3 / Lot 2-1
Ferolbink Farms 33.0 Acres Plat 1 / Lots 279, 280 & 291
Brownell 48 Acres Plat 5 / Lot 6
Truesdale Trust - Sisson Farm 30 Acres Plat 30 / Lot 1
Truesdale Trust - Goosewings Uplands 6.5 Acres Plat 35 / Lot 8-1
Bogle 15 Acres Plat 13 / Lot 2
Gilbert 5 Acres Plat 26 / 19-12
Wildes 29 Acres Plat 33 / Lot 14-2
Bogle 68 Acres Plat 14 / Lot 1-2
Southworth 55 Acres Plat 15, Lot 3
Kean 8 Acres Plat 15 / Lots 1,2
Hathaway 20 Acres Plat 32 / Lot 1
Almy 33 Acres Plat 2 / Lot 1
Bumblebee Farm 52 Acres Plat 20 / Lot 40
Harrison 15 Acres Plat 6 / Lots 1,2
Harrison 15 Acres Plat 6 / Lots 1,2
Almy 44 Acres Plat 2 / Lots 9-3 to 9-8
Selvaggio 5 Acres Plat 28
Middendorf W. 10 Acres Plat 6 / Lot 94
Middendorf I. 2 Acres Plat 64 / Lot 94-1
P.T. Marvell 11.5 Acres Plat 32 / Lot 158-4
Treaty Rock Farm 115 Acres Plat 5 / Lot 1
Bodington 10 Acres Plat 30 / Lot 14-1
Goulart, G & K 19 Acres Plat 29 / Lot 28-2
Sakonnet Vineyard 95 Acres Plat 22 / Lots 8-5 - 8-9 and 8-11 - 8-14
Peckham Farms - Fraud Farm 12.59 Acres 2/11-1 now 11.5
Peckham Farm - Young 9.38 Acres 2/11-2 now 11.7
Peckham Farm - Byrne 7.46 Acres 2/11-4 now 11-9
Peckham Farm - Elder 6.77 Acres 2/11-4 now 11-11
Brady 12 Acres 37/64 and 65-2

Partnership Acreage:

Truesdale Sisson 75 Acres 35/8-2
Bumblebee Farm 118.37 Acres 20/40-2
Marvel 11.5 Acres 32/158-4

Grand Totals:

Development Rights 241.87 donated 891.05 purchased
Fee Interest 229.50 donated 433.60 purchased
Partnership Acres 221.87  
Grand Totals 2017.89  

Please Note that the Ag Trust’s protection of land in Little Compton would not be possible without the support of its partners:

  • Rhode Island Agricultural Land Preservation Commission
  • Rhode Island Natural Heritage Commission
  • Champlin Foundations
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island
  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Rhode Island Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration