Bog Buffer 

(AP) – The Nature Conservancy’s 12,710 acre easement joins two conservation areas to create a 23,000acreblock of protected forests and wetlands.

The Sunkhaze-Bradley Corridor will be managed as a natural area and will be accessible for recreational use. It connects Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Milford to the Maine Department of Conservation’s Bradley Unit. The property is owned by GMO LLC.

The Nature Conservancy’s Michael Tetreault says the easement ensures that land next to Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ill not be swallowed by an advancing front of subdivisions.