Stevens and her partner Aimee Eckman recently put a conservation restriction on 2.2 pine and oak forested acres abutting Eastham Conservation Foundation and Seashore lands that are home to a small kettle pond and vernal pool wetland.

In addition to the aesthetic and moral benefit, they said the tax benefits let them come out a bit ahead of any costs, such as appraisals involved in the restriction.

“It was a no-brainer: We are like an island in the park. For habitat you need continuous space so that the animals, birds and ecosystem we are blessed to have around us can thrive,” said Stevens.

The c.1750 Solomon Doane farmstead is now preserved with a permanent conservation restriction held by the Eastham Conservation Foundation, Inc. The parcel is surrounded on three sides by the Cape Cod National Seashore property.