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 forests 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.


HLT receives new grants for Brewer Brook Forest Preserve Project!

We are very excited to announce a few recent grants totaling over $1,000,000 to support the Brewer Brook Forest Preserve Project! This project is a collaboration between Hilltown Land Trust, Kestrel Land Trust, the MA Department of Fish and Game, and the Westhampton Conservation Commission to protect 1,033 acres of forest land with high ecological […]

Stevens Work Party

We are hosting a work party at the Stevens property on Saturday, June 24th, from 9 a.m. until 11 or 12. If you’re joining us, please bring: clippers, loppers, or a handsaw a chainsaw if you have one gloves if you need them sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty water, bug repellent, snacks, etc. […]

AmeriCorps positions available at HLT!

2016-17 HLT AmeriCorps service members Tamsin & Katie

Hilltown Land Trust is currently accepting applications for two positions through the TerraCorps Program (formerly MassLIFT – AmeriCorps). A Land Stewardship Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator will both become a vital part of HLT’s team for the year. The 2017-18 program will run from August 28, 2017 through July 27,  2018 and will engage […]