Edward (Ted) and Lois McGee conserved 60 acres of hayfield and woodlot on North Road in Lancaster. The property is across the road from the farm that they have worked since the 1950s, and which their son and daughter-in-law now own. The McGees wanted to conserve the field and woodlot so their five children and grandchildren would always have a place to call home. The family will continue to use the land for walking, wildlife watching, cutting wood, and haying. The woods attract songbirds, grouse, and lots of turkeys! The property is adjacent to an approximately 40-acre conservation property, making a larger unfragmented tract of forest. These lands are in prominent from several vantage points along Route 2 (a state scenic byway) across the valley of the Israel’s River. Thanks to the generosity of Ted and Lois and their vision for the rural character of Lancaster into the future! We also thank the Lancaster Conservation Commission for helping make the project happen.