Spring Ephemerals Walk

This program is supported in part by a grant from the local cultural council of Buckland , which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Early in the spring, before the trees leaf out, a specialized and uniquely beautiful group of plants are poised to take advantage of the sunlight that still…

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Forester Training Workshops: The Family Forest Carbon Program

The Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) is now open for enrollment to landowners in the Northeast including Vermont, Eastern New York and Western Massachusetts. Attend a training session for interested foresters to learn about program requirements for land enrollment and opportunities to become an Approved or Participating Forester. Training is offered on two dates: February…

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The Franklin Land Trust Receives Gift Of 151 Acres in Ashfield

    The Franklin Land Trust is delighted to announce that it has received a generous gift on the part of the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc., of 151 acres on Spruce Corner Road in Ashfield. In 2001, the Franklin Land Trust led a grassroots effort to prevent this quiet piece of land, owned for generations…

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Franklin Land Trust Welcomes New Executive Director

As the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) celebrates its 35th anniversary, we are welcoming a new Executive Director. On November 15th, the Franklin Land Trust’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in favor of appointing Mary Lynn Sabourin to the role of Executive Director. Sabourin had occupied the position of Interim Executive Director for six months, after…

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Eco-contemplation: Awakening on the Land – September 17, 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Robert A. Jonas Using Francis of Assisi as a guide, we will meet on the Ashfield property of Dr. Jonas–250 acres that is permanently protected in cooperation with the Franklin Land Trust. Our world is in the grip of climate change and what…

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Earth Day Tracking Workshop – April 22

Have you ever wondered how to tell where animals have been once there’s no longer snow on the ground? Would you like to enliven your experiences in the forest by sharpening your perception? To celebrate Earth Day and in honor of Give Back to the Land Day – local naturalist Cesi Marseglia and FLT’s Head…

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