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Meet our new Board Member - Barbara Miller

Meet our new Board Member - Barbara Miller

  FLT is thrilled to welcome Barbara Miller to the Board. Barb recently retired after a long career with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and lives on a conserved farm in Ashfield. We asked her some questions to get to know her better!   1.Why do you think land conservation is important? Land conservation is critical at this time in history because our economy sees development as the highest and best use, therefore it compensates the landowner the most when they need to redeem equity. So, to preserve important farmland and unique landscapes and habitats,... Read More
Franklin Farmhouse Ale, New Brew Release Party, August 25th

Franklin Farmhouse Ale, New Brew Release Party, August 25th

New Brew Release Party Thursday, August 25th, 5-7 PM The People’s Pint, 24 Federal St., Greenfield Join us as the People’s Pint unveils their latest beer in support of FLT’s work, the Franklin Farmhouse Ale. Proceeds from the sale of the new beer, a delicious brew with a complex hop character and a soft, refreshing palette, will help FLT conserve special farms, woods, and rivers throughout Franklin County. In addition to brewing their own beer and providing locally sourced food in Greenfield, the People’s Pint has a focus on cycling... Read More
From Woods to Home, October 15

From Woods to Home, October 15

     Celebrating the connections between woodland management, wildlife habitat and the local economy Saturday, October 15th 9am-12pm Free and open to all Brian Donahue and Faith Rand, co-owners of the conserved Bascom Hollow Farm in Gill, will host a woods walk and a tour of their beautiful farm house built using lumber harvested from their own woods. Working with local foresters, harvesters and builders, the house is an extension of the “slow ... Read More
Crowningshield Conservation Area Dedication, October 19

Crowningshield Conservation Area Dedication, October 19

Please Join Us for the Dedication of the 96-acre Crowningshield Conservation AreaWednesday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m.112 West Branch RoadHeath, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matt Beaton Department of Fish and Game Commissioner George Peterson Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Franklin Land Trust Trout Unlimited The Crowningshield Conservation Area is a 96-acre property that includes important field and forest wildlife habitat and a high-quality cold water trout stream. It is open to the public for hiking, fishing, hunting, and wildlife observation. Please Dress for the Weather as this... Read More
Save North Pond Golf Tournament, October 29

Save North Pond Golf Tournament, October 29

Franklin Land Trust to host Golf Tournament as part of their Save North Pond Campaign! NOTE DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER   Save North Pond Golf Tournament October 29, Edgewood Golf Course 161 Sheep Pasture Road, Southwick, MA A fundraiser to save the pristine shoreline of North Pond and keep it open for everyone to enjoy! Hole in One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contests!  Registration includes greens fees, golf cart, prizes and buffet dinner. 10:00am Registration  11:00am Shotgun Start Dinner and silent auction to follow. Download Player Registration Form   Or Become a Hole Sponsor: Download... Read More
Fishing Small Streams, November 5

Fishing Small Streams, November 5

Fishing Small StreamsNovember 5, 201610:00amCrowningshield Conservation AreaHeath, MA Chris Jackson, a fly fishing guide in the Deerfield Valley (http://www.flyfishthedeerfield.com ) will be demonstrating small stream fly fishing techniques and Mike Cole, PhD of Cole Ecological (http://www.coleecological.com) will discuss stream ecology and search for invertebrates during this Fishing Small Steams event at Franklin Land Trust’s Crowningshield Conservation Area in Heath, MA. on Saturday, November 5th from 10-12. This event was made possible in part by a grant from the Heath, Colrain and Rowe Local Cultural Councils. $25 per person. FREE for residents of Heath, Colrain... Read More
Woods Walk in Heath: Building Better Bird Habitat, November 18th

Woods Walk in Heath: Building Better Bird Habitat, November 18th

Woods Walk in Heath: Building Better Bird Habitat This easy hike will demonstrate forestry practices that enhance wildlife habitat, specifically for birds. See first-hand how your Forest Stewardship Plan can help build better habitat in your woods.   Friday, November 18th 2pm-4pm RSVP for Directions Free and open to all ... Read More
Explore Two New Conservation Areas in Heath

Explore Two New Conservation Areas in Heath

Explore Two New Conservation Areas in Heath with the Franklin Land Trust Crowningshield Conservation Area HikeMonday, July 25th, 5:30 PM   Get a preview of the trails and see the habitat improvements that FLT has made to this old farm. You'll learn about how this land is providing critical habitat for fish and birds. Come prepared for walking on rough terrain. Meet at a pull-off at roughly 112 West Branch Rd. in Heath.   Mary and Elmer Conservation Area Dedication ... Read More
Walnut Hill Woods Volunteer Day, Friday, July 29, 2016

Walnut Hill Woods Volunteer Day, Friday, July 29, 2016

Franklin Land Trust Volunteer Day on Walnut Hill Woods Trail, Buckland Friday, July 29th 10am-2pm Walnut Hill Woods, Buckland   Come help the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) on the Walnut Hill Woods Trail in Buckland, MA on Friday July 29th from 10am-2pm. Work alongside FLT staff and a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Massachusetts AmeriCorps trail crew on... Read More
D2R2 featured in Sports Illustrated

D2R2 featured in Sports Illustrated

Franklin Land Trust's signature fundraising event, the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee (D2R2) has been featured in two nationally recognized magazines in the past month, Sports Illustrated and Outside Magazine.  In 2014 the ride was the cover article for Bicycling Magazine.  The ride, now in its 12th year, brings in cyclist from all over the United States and Canada as well as international riders from across Europe. Last year's event drew 1,300 riders to the dirt roads of Franklin County and southern Vermont.  This year's ride will take place on Saturday,... Read More

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