The LandTrust is proud to announce the protection of the Webb Farm in western Rowan County. This 131 acre property sits alongside Third Creek, and houses significant wildlife habitat and historic buildings. The owners of the property, Dr. William and Gwen Webb of Salisbury, donated an easement on the farm preventing all additional residential development.
The Webb family worked with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NC Wildlife Resources Commission to create a model wildlife habitat property. With a mix of cropland, wetlands, creek frontage, hardwood forests, and a large pond, the site is a destination for a diversity of wildlife. Dr. Webb notes “We have put a lot of time and effort creating something we are very proud of. It is a place where our whole family loves to spend time together in the country. We wanted to make sure that the farm continues to be respected and enjoyed for future generations to come.”
Executive Director Jason Walser observed that every aspect of the farm has been lovingly restored or improved. From the old cabin the Webb’s restored, to the barns and outbuildings, to the floodplain impoundment, they have worked diligently to make the farm a showplace. They also share the farm with children from Rowan County hosting wildlife hikes and school outings to introduce them to the wonderment of nature and farming. The citizens and wildlife of Rowan County will indeed benefit from the conservation of this meticulously cared for farm for a long time to come.