In 2005 the Town of Newfields, NH was awarded a grant by the New Hampshire Estuaries Project. The Eligible Activity applied for, under the category of Land Conservation and Natural Resource Protection was Development of monitoring plans for town-held easements on conservation lands. The Town identified four properties on which the they hold conservation easements as the focus of the project. Newfields' goal in applying for the grant were to have each property visited by the contractor and a local volunteer, conduct an interview with the landowner and a conduct a ground monitoring of the property. Following the visits, baseline documentation reports and a stewardship plan for each easement property would be created. As a part of the plan, the Town also hoped to address policy considerations relating to stewardship of easements.