The Raymond Community Forest includes 356 acres in North Raymond located on Conesca Road, including much of Pismire Mountain and a large forest beside Crescent Lake. The land conservation project was first proposed by the Raymond Conservation Commission and Loon Echo Land Trust in 2012. The 2007 Raymond Open Space Plan identifies Pismire Mountain as a special place. Results from the 2014 town-wide Raymond Community Survey indicate strong support for preserving open space, natural resources and lakes over the next 10 years. In 2014 Loon Echo signed a purchase and sale agreement with the current owner, Hancock Land Company. The agreement gave Loon Echo and its partners through June 30, 2016, to raise the $680,000 budget to purchase the land, cover transaction costs (legal, boundary survey, etc.) and fundraising costs, and to establish a modest reserve fund to manage the land. For more information, visit the Loon Echo website.