An eighth-generation family conserves over 520 acres of land in Amherst and Mont Vernon. Tom and Sally Wilkins have continued a long held family tradition of managing their forestlands for timber resources that are utilized in the family-owned and operated sawmill that dates back to 1808. Through assistance from the Russell Farm and Forest Conservation Foundation and many others, the Wilkins family has conserved their land by conveying a conservation easement to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests for many future generations of their family to come.
I don’t believe in selling it. I want it to stay open”
– Tom Wilkins
“It’s about legacy. It’s about habitat, wildlife and open space. It’s about keeping land open for passive recreation so we can give people a chance to experience the woods”
– Sally Wilkins