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Winter Tracking, Ecology and Tree ID hike with Naturalist Aimee Gelinas, Tuesday, February 21st

Winter Tracking, Ecology and Tree ID hike with Naturalist Aimee Gelinas, Tuesday, February 21st

February vacation event for kids, families and community members! Winter Nature Walk with Naturalist Aimee Gelinas Tuesday, February 21st 1-3 pm Walnut Hill Woods, Buckland Suggested donation $5/person or $10/family Kids, families and community members are invited to join naturalist guide and Tamarack Hollow Director Aimee Gelinas for a winter nature walk at one of FLT’s newest properties.... Read More
Woodland Connections for Women - Friday, February 10, 2017

Woodland Connections for Women - Friday, February 10, 2017

Woodland Connections for Women Friday, February 10, 2017 11AM-1PM Charlemont Free. Lunch and discussion, followed by optional snowshoe/walk in the woods   Women offer a unique perspective when it comes to caring for the natural world. From managing wildlife habitat to working with your family to determine the future of the land, women face an array of weighty issues concerning... Read More
Woodland Connections for Women, April 21, 2016

Woodland Connections for Women, April 21, 2016

Woodland Connections for Women Thursday, April 21st 10AM-12PM Bidwell House, Monterey Free and Open to all   Easy walk in the woods followed by lunch and discussion   Women offer a unique perspective when it comes to caring for the natural world. From managing wildlife habitat to working with your family to determine the future of the land, women face an array of weighty issues concerning land ownership.   Come join other women for an enjoyable and easy woods walk through carefully tended trails at the Bidwell House led by a skilled naturalist. The walk will be followed by a... Read More
Indoor Workshop: Accessing Funds to Help Birds, December 8

Indoor Workshop: Accessing Funds to Help Birds, December 8

Indoor Workshop: Accessing Funds to Help Birds This evening workshop highlights Massachusetts birds that are in decline, and how landowners with Forest Stewardship Plans can get funding assistance to improve wildlife habitat in their woods. Thursday, December 8th 6:00pm-7:30pm 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls Free and open to all   ... Read More
Today is Giving Tuesday - November 29

Today is Giving Tuesday - November 29

Giving from the Heart Why do you give? What are you thankful for? There are so many reasons why western Massachusetts is a wonderful place to live, work, visit, and raise a family, but many of them stem from the incredible resource that feeds, nourishes, and sustains us all—the land. #GivingTuesday is a day to be thankful for the collective gifts that the land of western Massachusetts provides-- our wild rivers, rolling green hills, fertile farm land, and community of people who appreciate such bounty. Whether it’s an exhilarating hike, a contemplative fishing trip, ... Read More
[VIDEO] - This Land Is My Inspiration

[VIDEO] - This Land Is My Inspiration

How does being outside surrounded by nature affect you? We each have a deeply personal reaction to land. Sometimes we are lucky enough to find a painting or piece of art that evokes that same sense of connection, peace, and wonder. "The Land is My Inspiration" is a short, touching video showcasing five talented painters from Ashfield. Hear from Walt Cudnohufsky, Jaime Young, Jim Murphy, Nina Coler and Mac Sloan Anderson about why they paint and how the land inspires them. These artists share a powerful connection to the land and... Read More
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

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