Hilltown Land Trust

Since 1986, Hilltown Land Trust (HLT) has protected 40 properties totaling nearly 4,000 acres. We own six properties where we maintain several public hiking trails and host regular events. HLT serves thirteen rural towns in western Massachusetts (Ashfield, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington). Our mission is to maintain the area’s working farms and forest as a vital part of hilltown life, and to protect the area’s rich ecological resources, species diversity, native habitats, water quality, and unique scenic landscapes.

HLT is a non-profit, accredited land trust.  Join the Hilltown Land Trust to help support the work we do. Members receive our quarterly newsletter, reduced price or free admission to events, and notifications about special events.



Accepting applications for MassLIFT AmeriCorps 2015-2016 Positions

Hilltown Land Trust is currently accepting applications for two positions through the MassLIFT – AmeriCorps program–Land Stewardship Coordinator (at Hilltown Land Trust only) and Community Engagement Coordinator (a shared position with HLT and Kestrel Land Trust). This year’s MassLIFT program will run from September 8, 2015 through August 5, 2016. Visit the MassLIFT-AmeriCorps official page for details about the program, […]

WGBY Public Television Interviews the Hilltown Land Trust

Recently, Connecting Point Host Jim Madigan talked with Hilltown Land Trust’s Executive Director Sally Loomis and AmeriCorps Land Steward Nicole Rhodes to learn more about HLT. This interview was conducted at the Chester Railway Museum.

HLT Hosting an Oxen Logging Demo on March 7th, 2015

Hilltown Land Trust will host an Oxen Logging Demonstration and Sustainable Forestry Exposition at the Jackson Swamp Property in Worthington (accessed through Chesterfield). This is a great opportunity for the public to learn about low-impact sustainable forestry with forester Tom Jenkins, meet his oxen team, and watch them in action. This interactive workshop will be […]