Because of you, FLT has helped to conserve over 34,000 acres of forests, farms, and waterways over the last 34 years.
Since the Franklin Land Trust’s founding in 1987, we have accepted over 130 conservation restrictions (CR) or agricultural preservation restrictions (APR) on private land and a small number of gifts of property. Most of our CRs and APRs are donated tous by the landowners and occasionally the land trust raises funds to purchase restrictions. Our restrictions range in size from 1 to 300 acres and are located in over two-dozen towns across Franklin County region.
The Franklin Land Trust owns conservation areas in Shelburne, Heath, Plainfield, and Buckland that are open to the public for passive recreation including hiking, fishing, bird watching, hunting and nature study. All of our conservation areas are managed under management plans that address public access and environmental education, wildlife habitat conservation and forestry management. We strive to improve all aspects of the properties with trail construction, workshops, invasive species control and work with local, state, federal and volunteer groups to achieve our goals.
Learn more about our conservation projects below, and check out Places to Visit for information on lands that are open to the public.
Town by Town Summary
Includes all Assisted and FLT held projects
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