What will become of the land? As the Valley grows, open land will either be developed or conserved—the choice is ours.
Founded in 1987, the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) works with landowners and communities to conserve farms, woodlands, vistas, historic landscapes, and natural areas that make western Massachusetts a wonderful place to live and work.
We have conserved more than 26,000 acres, among them some of western Massachusetts’ signature landscapes: scenic areas along the Mohawk Trail, including Flagg Mountain; the view from the top of Mt. Sugarloaf; the Connecticut River and Deerfield River corridors; Ashfield Town Common; and north and south meadows of Old Deerfield. FLT has permanently conserved thousands of acres of farmland, woodland, rivers and streams that provide clean drinking water, local food and wood products, and quiet places to enjoy nature.
Our focus on conserving farmland ensures that it will be affordable and available for future farmers. With the help of the state’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program, FLT has helped dozens of farmers keep and grow their family farms, making our region one of the best places to obtain fresh, healthy food.
Support land conservation in your community AND maximize your donation to the Franklin Land Trust.
Whatever the size of your gift, you will make a difference in the life of our communities and our shared future.
Plus, a generous donor has pledged up to $25,000 in matching funds - YOUR donation to land conservation could be doubled today!