BRUNSWICK — Earlier this month, the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust pulled off a major land conservation effort, preserving 194 acres of land overlooking Maquoit Bay.

Angela Twitchell, the Land Trust’s Executive Director, said that by acquiring a conservation easement on the Chase Reserve – the property is named after long time owner Benjamin Chase, who was an officer in the Revolutionary War – a modest parking area and public trails will eventually be established.

Chase Reserve, which is located off Bunganuc Road on the Brunswick and Freeport town line, will continue to be owned by Jack Henshaw, but the conservation easement will be held by the Land Trust.

Henshaw’s parents acquired the property in 1944, which features 1,500 feet of shoreline on Maquoit Bay, as well as an extensive forested upland area.

“The ecological significance of the Henshaw property at every level is compelling and undispute,” Twitchell said. “This coastal gem is an important addition to past conservation successes in and around Maquoit Bay.”