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Valley Gives Day - May 2nd

Valley Gives Day - May 2nd

  Only you can protect our peaceful places for today and tomorrow! Where do you go outside to find peace? The top of a mountain, beside a roaring stream, a hammock in your backyard, or a quiet drive on a country road? Spending time outside renews, restores and refuels us as we navigate our way through an unrelenting and fast paced world. Your support helps save places for everyone to find their own peaceful refuge. Each day, development threatens our natural places, and endangers the water, air and lands that your kids will... Read More
D2R2, August 19th

D2R2, August 19th

What is D2R2? Each August close to 1,500 bicyclists  descend on Franklin County to participate in the nation’s largest dirt-road cycling event, the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée. Hosted by Franklin Land Trust (FLT), last year the ride attracted cyclists from 26 states and 5 countries. This year, which marks the 12th anniversary of the event, promises to be the best yet! “D2R2,” as the ride has been nicknamed, offers EIGHT dirt-road courses ranging in length from a16... Read More
Snowshoers & Hikers Welcome

Snowshoers & Hikers Welcome

Last week our Land Steward, Emily Johnson, led a small group of volunteers on a snowshoe hike at Guyette Farm in Plainfield. Open to the public and accessible year-round, Guyette Farm boasts diverse habitat with lots of evidence of wildlife! Over the past several years, the Franklin Land Trust has been managing Guyette Farm's old pastures to provide early successional habitat for wildlife browsing. After having spent hot autumn days cutting to promote juniper and blueberry, Emily - also... Read More
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
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
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