Conservation Success on Mount Pisgah – Decades in the Making

View from the North Overlook, Mount Pisgah
View from the North Overlook, Mount Pisgah

Congratulations to the Town of Berlin for acquiring and conserving approximately 84 acres on Mount Pisgah! 

Mount Pisgah is a popular hiking destination for area residents, and its most popular spot—the North Overlook—sits on this newly protected land. The land was previously owned by Warren Oberg, who had graciously allowed hiking trails to cross his property. The North Overlook will be renamed the Warren S. Oberg Overlook in his honor.

The Commonwealth has wanted to protect this property for decades, and local resident Walter Bickford, who is a Berlin Conservation Commissioner, former Berlin Selectmen, and former State Representative, began working on the conservation project in the 1980s.

SVT assisted the Town of Berlin in its successful application for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant that supplied part of the acquisition costs. SVT will hold a CR over approximately 76 of the acres. Another 6.5 acres were donated to the Town of Northboro. 

Look out for improved signage at Mount Pisgah and an improved trail head from this property on Lyman Road at the Northboro/Berlin town-line.

 

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