Our Mission: The Franklin Land Trust works with landowners
and communities to protect their farms, forests, and other
natural resources significant  to the environmental quality,
economy and rural character of our region.

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As we look ahead to the end of our fiscal year, FLT is offering you a special opportunity to help us meet our annual appeal goal - four generous donors have stepped forward with a challenge: they will match every gift between now and June 30th, up to $20,000!

Even if you've already made your donation this year, please consider another gift so that we can take advantage of this challenge.  If you haven't yet made a gift, become a member, make a difference, and double your money!


Join us for one of our Spring Events or enjoy some of our
local hiking trails:

  • The Benson Place Trail - Heath (map)

  • The Guyette Trail - Plainfield (map)

  • Maitland Forest Trail - Heath (map)

  • Rte 2 Trail - Shelburne (part of the M&M Trail)

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It has come to our attention that our credit processing company has been hacked. None of our donors were affected however a number of unauthorized transactions were attempted. We have been in contact with both the company and our bank and are told that all charges have been denied, not processed, and that safety measures have been put in place.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Concerned about the Proposed Pipeline?  We are too!
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What will become of the land?

As the Valley grows, open land will either be developed or conserved—the choice is ours.

Help us ensure that the land will be here
for the next generation!

Founded in 1987, 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 work.

We have conserved more than 27,000 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!

Whatever the size of your gift, you will make a difference in the life of our communities and our shared future.

Become a member today!


Or click here to make a one time
Capital Campaign

or mail your gift to: 

 Franklin Land Trust
5 Mechanic Street
PO Box 450
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 

or call us at 413.625.9151

                                                                            Photo: Ben Barnhart www.bbimages.com

    D2R2  Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee 
August 23, 2014
Ride for the Land!


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Land For Sale (more info)

For more information, you may call the
Franklin Land Trust at

Gould Pasture

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