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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. […]

Bird Habitat Assessment completed on the Stevens Property

Macy the dog looking out into the woods

By Tamsin Flanders, MassLIFT Land Stewardship Coordinator ’16-‘17 In 2016 HLT received a grant through the Foresters for the Birds Program (a partnership of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts Audubon, and Mass Woodlands Institute) to revise the forest management plan for our Stevens property. The grant helped pay for a forester to […]

Tornado Cleanup at the Bradley Sanctuary

Volunteers at the Bradley Sanctuary in the snow

On February 25th a bad wind storm hit the hilltowns, centered around a tornado that touched down in Conway and Goshen, tearing roofs off a number of homes and damaging more with fallen trees. In other nearby towns, the storm caused power outages and more downed trees. Fortunately, no one was reported injured in the […]

Newly Conserved Land in Goshen!

We are thrilled to announce that Hilltown Land Trust has completed our 32nd Conservation Restriction, the Warner Parcel in Goshen! The 200-acre property, donated by Gary Warner of Florence, protects key wetland and wildlife habitat within the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage—a passage connecting the Green Mountains in Vermont to the Hudson Highlands in New York. Wetland habitats like this […]

Hilltown Land Trust Protects 125 acres in Chester!

We are very excited to share that HLT permanently protected 125 acres of important wildlife habitat and water resources in Chester! Landowners Sarah and William Freedberg of Northampton and Chester donated a Conservation Restriction on their land to Hilltown Land Trust. The Freedbergs always wanted to conserve their scenic property which includes the top of Round […]