As part of a responsible husbandry policy (namely, do no harm!), the first full calendar year of town ownership, 2009, was a time of watching Rauscher Farm throughout all the seasons. By year end, the town had completed two surveys — a property boundary survey and a wetland survey — essential for the start of long-term land management planning.
The town-appointed Rauscher Farm Management Subcommittee (RFMSC), under the guidance of the Clinton Conservation Commission, has created a long-term Rauscher Farm land management plan. The goal of this plan is to transition from privately-owned, commercial farm use to conservation/open space use that ensures accessibility for as many people as possible for as much of the year as possible while still maintaining the distinctive character of the farm.