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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
Friday in the Field, June 17, 2016

Friday in the Field, June 17, 2016

Friday in the Field with the Franklin Land Trust Friday, June 17th 1-4pm Guyette Farm, Plainfield, MA Join Franklin Land Trust (FLT) staff for an afternoon of stewardship at FLT’s Guyette Farm in Plainfield, on Friday June 17th from 1-4pm. Volunteers and FLT staff will clear saplings and brush from the stone walls, fields and trails using loppers and hand saws. This work will help to maintain the historic fields and stone walls on the property, while also ensuring safe access for trail users. Come volunteer and give back to the places... Read More
Western Mass Woodlands for Wildlife: Managing your land for wildlife habitat, June 24, 2016

Western Mass Woodlands for Wildlife: Managing your land for wildlife habitat, June 24, 2016

Western Mass Woodlands for Wildlife: Managing your land for wildlife habitat Friday, June 24 9:30am-11:30am Main Poland Road, Conway MA This event is free and open to all This easy field walk and discussion will highlight programs available to landowners who want to improve bird and wildlife habitat on their land. Landowner Tony Borton will take participants on a tour through grasslands and forests that provide critical food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. Experts from Mass Wildlife and MA DCR Service Forestry will be on hand talk about... Read More
Woods Walk at the Haskell Farm, May 14, 2016

Woods Walk at the Haskell Farm, May 14, 2016

Western Mass Woodlands for Wildlife: Woods Walk at the Haskell Farm, Peru, MA     Saturday, May 14th (Rain Date: May 21st)   10am – 1pm 28 Haskell Road, Peru, MA This event is free and open to all   This easy field walk and discussion will highlight the forestry and habitat management work done on the Haskell Farm, where landowner Steve Hayes has spent decades managing his woodlands for wildlife habitat. Listen for songbirds as you tour young forests and grasslands that provide critical food and shelter for birds and... Read More
Stump the Chumps! Open House - May 3rd

Stump the Chumps! Open House - May 3rd

JOIN US on Tuesday, May 3rd from 1-4 pm. In honor of Valley Gives Day, FLT staff will be hosting two FREE mini workshops during our Open House event: 1-2pm Eating Invasive Plants: Come prepared to sample prepared dishes made from invasive plant species grown right here in Franklin County! Feel free to bring your favorite invasive plant recipe to share. 2-3pm Nature ID Sleuthing: ... Read More
Bobcats, Bears, Moose, Mink & more: Wildlife in Our Woods, May 24, 2016

Bobcats, Bears, Moose, Mink & more: Wildlife in Our Woods, May 24, 2016

  Join naturalist Sue Morse for a fascinating, fun, and visually stunning slide show and lecture about wildlife in western Massachusetts. From wood frogs to moose, learn about the mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles that live here, as well as the habitat they need to survive and thrive. Sue’s presentation will address the importance of mast; the seeds, fruits and buds from a wide variety of trees and shrubs, all needed to serve wildlife as a critical source of food the whole year round. Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track, an organization... Read More
One-on-One Consultations with Experienced Land Professionals, March 24, 2016

One-on-One Consultations with Experienced Land Professionals, March 24, 2016

Franklin Land Trust Open Office Hours One-on-one consultations with experienced land professionals Thursday, March 24 1pm-3pm FREE. NO OBLIGATION.   Do you have questions about your land? FLT staff is here to help! Come in for a free one on one consultation with FLT staff who have expertise in land conservation, forest management, wildlife habitat and invasive plants, landowner programs, and planned giving. You’ll receive a GIS map of your land, private time with our staff to answer your questions, and a wide array of informational booklets and resources. There is no cost or obligation after ... Read More

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