Approximately 699 acres of the Kimball Pond Conservation Area were purchased with the help of the Federal Forest Legacy Program in 2002.
The Forest Legacy Program is a conservation program administered by the U.S. Forest Service in partnership with state agencies to encourage the protection of privately owned forest lands through conservation easements or land purchases. Loss of forested areas poses an increasing threat to the integrity of the nation’s natural resources.
The Kimball Pond property is owned by the Town of Dunbarton and managed through its Conservation Commission. The NH Divsion of Forest & Lands holds a conservation easement on the property. To comply with the conservation easement the Conservation Commission's stewardship of the property is monitored annually by the State's Land Conservation Stewardship Program and occasionally by the US Forest Service.