The Ashley Community Forest
The Ashley Community Forest is a 256.4 acre property that was donated to the Towns of Sharon and Strafford in January 2022 by the Alliance for Vermont Communities. It is accessed via Nutting Road in Strafford and is intended to be an open space asset for the two towns. The day-to-day oversight of the property will be through a 5-person management board with two representatives appointed by the Strafford Selectboard, two representatives appointed by the Sharon Selectboard and one independent member selected by the four appointed members. The board is expected to meet monthly during the first year and is required to meet at least quarterly. As an official town board, the meetings will be open to the public, minutes published, and finances tracked with the town treasurers.