that surrounds us in western Massachusetts is not just a backdrop it is a
part of our lives, a presence that unites and defines us. We are
fortunate to live in a place that is a place a working
landscape, endowed by nature and shaped by generations of human effort.
For some of us, the land is a direct source of income;
for all of us it is a source of spiritual nourishment. The Franklin
Land Trust has been protecting our farms, forests, and the very
character of our region since 1987.
The Franklin Land Trust is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization that assists farmers and other landowners who
seek to protect their land from unwanted development. The Land Trust
does not seek to own land, but instead encourages private stewardship.
The Franklin Land Trust has helped hundreds of
families realize their dream of leaving a legacy for their families;
dozens of farmers reach their potential and grow their family farms; and
connected thousands of contiguous acres of woodlands and wildlife
Contact a land protection specialist about the
dreams for your land
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