Randall Orchard Conservation Project Update

Thanks to landowner, Dick Randall, 185 acres of his 482-acre property is now protected through a donated conservation easement. The remaining 296-acre conservation effort (including 100-acre Randall Orchards) is under review as a purchased easement through the Land for Maine’s Future Program (LMF) and its federal funding partner, Federal Farm and Ranchlands Protection Program (FRPP). The project was selected a funding finalist and is now under review. Once complete, this entire conservation project will represent an enormous accomplishment and preserve in perpetuity its purpose as agricultural use and prevent future development.

The project is possible because of the generosity of landowner, Dick Randall. Dick’s vision for his 482-acre property is that it stay as a working farm and woods and meadows in the years to come—protected in perpetuity. Dick’s property represents one of the last commercial agricultural properties in Standish, has prime agricultural soils, and is one of the largest undeveloped blocks of land in the region.