As the Valley grows,
open land will either be
developed or conserved -
the choice is ours.
The Franklin Land Trust (FLT) works with landowners and
communities to conserve farms, woodlands, vistas, historic landscapes, and
natural areas that make western Massachusetts a wonderful place to live and
We have helped conserve more than 26,000 acres, among
them some of western Massachusetts’ signature landscapes: scenic areas along
the Mohawk Trail, including Flagg Mountain; the view from the top of Mt.
Sugarloaf; the Connecticut River and Deerfield River corridors; Ashfield
Town Common; and north and south meadows of Old Deerfield. FLT has
permanently conserved thousands of acres of farmland, woodland, rivers and
streams that provide clean drinking water, local food and wood products,
and quiet places to enjoy nature.
Our focus on conserving farmland ensures that it will
be affordable and available for future farmers. With the help of the state’s
Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program, FLT has helped dozens
of farmers keep and grow their family farms, making our region one of the
best places to obtain fresh, healthy food.
Support land conservation in your community AND
maximize your donation to the Franklin Land Trust by making an
for Valley Gives Day 12.12.13
Whatever the size of your gift, you will make a difference in the life of
our communities and our shared future.
Plus, a generous donor has pledged up to $25,000 in
matching funds - YOUR donation to land conservation
could be doubled today!