WINDHAM — More than 200 acres of the Clark Farm along the Pleasant River in Windham have been protected from development.

The Trust for Public Land, Maine Farmland Trust, the Windham Land Trust and the Clark family announced the conservation project which includes the purchase of the 217 acres of the farm and an agricultural conservation easement to keep the land farmed in the future. Maine Farmland Trust is looking to sell the land to a new farmer.

Funding for the $230,000 purchase price of the land included $145,000 from Maine Farmland Trust, and $85,000 in private donations to the Trust for Public Land.

The $1.07 million for the agricultural conservation easement included $535,000 from the Land for Maine’s Future program and $535,000 from federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection program.