Edge Hill Trail Race

The Edge Hill Trail Race is a NEW event – featuring the beauty of the western Mass hill towns as runners explore 50k or 8k over a mix of single track trails and dirt roads. The is in partnership with Franklin Land Trust, and will start/finish at Edge Hill Conservation Area, which is a former…

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The Old Dean Farm

The Franklin Land Trust (FLT) is pleased to announce that Catherine “Kiki” Smith, wife of the late Charlie Cohn, FLT’s former board President and Treasurer, has generously donated a conservation restriction (CR) on approximately 47 acres of land on the east side of Reynolds and Patten Roads in Shelburne. The land, which was part of…

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You Can Never Make More Land

Kenburn Orchards Farm is a 151-acre property in Shelburne, Massachusetts, that has been in the same family for nearly 100 years. Thanks to Susan and Larry Flaccus, the current owners of the farm, it has now been conserved. Susan and Larry generously sold a conservation restriction on their land for a price lower than the…

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Clessons River Farm Tour

On June 1st, join Director of Stewardship Will Sloan Anderson and hosts Melissa and Adam Griffin and Paul and Judy Willis as they give a tour of the improvements made at Clessons River Farm in Buckland. Highlight will be the recently installed robotic milking machine, made by Lely of the Netherlands. Melissa reports that their…

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Dynamic Forest Event

Healthy forests are important for clean water, wildlife habitat, wood products, and providing climate benefits. Visit Franklin Land Trust’s Guyette Farm to see how this 100 acre property provides diverse habitat, from thick young poplar stands to towering stately pines. Join us for a talk on the dynamic forest and a forest tour to learn…

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Pollinator Walk

Come learn about native pollinators and pollinator plants at the Crowningshield Conservation Area! The town of Heath, Massachusetts has some of the greatest pollinator diversity in the state. Program leader Cesi Marseglia will walk us through a preliminary introduction to native bees, wasps, and butterflies, while also introducing the plants they’re visiting. Why are native…

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Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture Press Release

The Massachusetts Woodlands Institute and the Franklin Land Trust RECEIVE GRANT FOR Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture 2023 Coldwater Stewardship Small Grants Program Engaging Land Stewards in Fisheries Habitat Restoration in the lower Deerfield Watershed Headwaters of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Emily Boss, MWI, Executive Director] 413 625 9151 emily@masswoodlands.org January 2nd 2023 The Massachusetts…

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Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

  Join us February 24th at 6:00pm for a full moon snowshoe hike through the Schoelzel trails of Hawley and into the Kenneth M Dubuque Forest, led by Hugh Schoelzel. If the sky is clear, we will get to enjoy stunning views of the stars and explore the winter landscape by the light of the…

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FLT Completes Acquisition of Edge Hill Golf Course

The Franklin Land Trust (FLT) is proud to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Edge Hill Golf Course in Ashfield, Massachusetts. The purchase was made possible by the generous donations of FLT supporters and an anonymous foundation grant. “We would like to thank the Graves Family for their partnership and patience throughout this…

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Forestry Discussion

This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Woodlands Institute (MWI). Continuing forestry education credits for licensed foresters are available for attendance at this event. Join FLT’s Director of Stewardship Will Sloan Anderson, property owner Liz Scheffey, and her family’s forester Mike Mauri on a tour of the Scheffey’s 190+ acre, conserved and managed woodlot in…

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