Partners

We frequently partner with town boards and landonwers in addition to the organizations and agencies listed below.

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Our mission is to protect the natural landscape, ecological diversity, and rural heritage of the area by conserving open space and fostering an understanding and appreciation of the environment.

ABNC is an active group of people sharing an appreciation of nature’s many forms. We have birders, geologists, star watchers, and plant enthusiasts — a full spectrum of interests. If you have an interest in nature, whether a beginner or experienced observer, we welcome you.

 

The Franklin Land Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization based in Shelburne Falls, MA. We work with landowners to protect the farms, forests, and other natural resources significant to the environmental quality, economy and rural character of our region.

The East Quabbin Land Trust works to foster the sustainable use of our natural and historic resources for the benefit of all generations through the conservation and stewardship of the farmlands, woodlands and waters in our region of Massachusetts.

 

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) is a regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the municipal and regional level, to our member towns. 

The Harvard Forest is a department of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) of Harvard University. Scientists, students, and collaborators at the Forest explore topics ranging from conservation and environmental change to land-use history and the ways in which physical, biological and human systems interact to change our earth.

 

 

Kestrel Land Trust is dedicated to conserving the land that sustains the quality of life and ecological integrity of the Connecticut River Valley.

 

Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels.

 

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. 

Mount Grace protects significant natural, agricultural and scenic areas and encourages land stewardship in Massachusetts for the benefit of the environment, the economy and future generations.  

The mission of the Nashua River Watershed Association is to work for a healthy ecosystem with clean water and open spaces for human and wildlife communities, where people work together to sustain mutual economic and environmental well-being in the Nashua River watershed

Our national network of conservation and recreation planning professionals partners with community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreation opportunities.

 

NEFF is a recognized leader in sustainable forest management, conservation, forestry education, and assisting landowners in the long-term protection and management of their properties. 

North County Land Trust is a 501c(3) non-profit, regional land conservation organization founded in 1992 to protect, preserve and promote the natural resources of north central Massachusetts.

RGT is an all-volunteer land trust serving the community of Leverett by acquiring and managing special properties, helping landowners protect their land with Conservation Restrictions, and working with the community to build trails and design activities to engage children and adults in the natural world.

Launched in 2003, the Quabbin to Cardigan Initiative (Q2C) is a collaborative, landscape-scale effort to conserve the Monadnock Highlands of north-central Massachusetts and western New Hampshire. 

 

The UMass Amherst Forest Conservation Extension Program’s goal is to inform the forest conservation decisions of landowners, communities, and conservation organizations.  To reach this goal, the Forest Conservation program offers a suite of outreach and research projects, including the annual Massachusetts Keystone Project training for community leaders and maintains www.MassWoods.net.

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. 

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to come relax at Tully Lake. There are a variety of outdoor recreation activities for you and your family. Although the dam was built primarily to reduce flood damages on the Millers and Connecticut Rivers, the 1,300-acre reservoir area provides a place for you to get away from it all and connect with nature.

W&W calls for conservation of 70% of New England as forests—while we still have this spectacular chance. W&W celebrates the many committed people conserving land today and offers new ways to collaborate to double the pace of conservation. Together we will sustain the forested and natural landscapes that in turn sustain us. 

 

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