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Leigh Youngblood passes the torch to Mount Grace's new Executive Director, Emma Ellsworth.

Leadership Transition at Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

Posted 10/1/20

Announcing Mount Grace's new Executive Director: Emma Ellsworth!

Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan of the Abenaki unveiling the new sign at Wantastegok. Photo Credit: Kristopher Radder/Brattleboro Reformer

Reclaiming a Lost River in Vermont

Posted 9/8/20

The Elnu Abenaki Tribe forges partnerships with Mount Grace and Retreat Farm to recreate a fuller and more honest picture of the land we share and steward today.

Sentinel Elm Farm

Roots and Branches of Sentinel Elm Farm

Posted 8/4/20

The North Quabbin farming community is connected, tightknit, and cares for the land.

The Norcross Hill Wildlife Management Area in Templeton

Burdin Conservation Restriction Completed: The Final Piece of the Norcross Hill Conservation Project

Posted 7/6/20

The Norcross Hill Conservation Project is officially done with the help of the Burdin family!

A group of people waving near the entrance of the new Sunset View Farm hiking trail.

New Trail Opens at Sunset View Farm in Winchendon

Posted 6/29/20

Signs are up and a new walking trail has been blazed connecting the North Central Pathway to Winchendon’s Sunset View Farm.

Portrait of Henry D. Thoreau

What Would Thoreau Do? Land Conservation and Racial Justice

Posted 6/19/20

The father of American nature writing, Henry David Thoreau, was in his twenties when jailed in the summer of 1846 for protesting slavery and militarism. His essay, Civil Disobedience, recounting that…

Ferns are in full form at Perkins Woodlands in Royalston, MA

Perkins Woodlands Protected in Perpetuity

Posted 6/8/20

In partnership with the New England Forestry Foundation, Perkins Woodlands is officially conserved as a working forest.

Quabbin Harvest Food Co-op Store Front in Orange

Local Farms and Local Food: Feeding Neighbors in a Time of Need

Posted 5/28/20

Instead of closing during the COVID-19 crisis, our local producers have stepped up to the challenge of feeding our community safely. Many local farms and local co-ops in the North Quabbin region have…

Summer at Skyfields Arboretum

Skyfields Arboretum

Posted 4/10/20

Take a leisurely walk around the arboretum, where signs will help you identify and learn about the native trees of our region.

The Twohey land on Phillipston's Ward Hill was one of the properties conserved as part of the 1st Quabbin Reservoir to Wachusett Mountain Project

Our Latest Landscape Scale Conservation Project

Posted 4/10/20

Recently, Mount Grace successfully completed the Quabbin to Wachusett initiative, protecting more than 4,000 acres across the towns nestled between the Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Mountain.

Pollinator garden at Athol elemntary school

Let’s Plant Native!

Posted 4/10/20

Native plantings attract bird species, butterflies and other pollinators, and provide habitat and food sources for a variety of wildlife.

Sunset View Farm owners Chuck and Livvy Tarleton at their farm stand in Winchendon

Sunset View Farm: Officially a Whole Farm Forever

Posted 4/1/20

As farmers all over New England were gearing up for a new growing season last year, we embarked on a campaign with Chuck and Livvy Tarleton to protect their beautiful Sunset View Farm.

Robbins Pond, in Rindge and Winchendon

Life on the Pond

Posted 4/1/20

Last April, I packed my gear into my worn-out backpack, shoved some extra batteries for the GPS unit into my jacket pocket for good measure, and headed to the Hillis property.

Earleacres wetlands

Earleacres: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle Protected

Posted 4/1/20

Earleacres is now protected in perpetuity, filling a missing piece of the puzzle for the Arthur Iversen Conservation Area.

Spring pond with Kona the dog

A Letter to the Community on Coronavirus

Posted 3/17/20

In the face of this unknown, are we going to be our best selves, or our worst? How can we come together as a community, even as we are asked to socially distance ourselves? How can we choose not to…

Nalini's Kitchen, in Quabbin Harvest, Orange, MA

Keeping Quabbin Harvest Going

Posted 3/1/20

What would we lose if Quabbin Harvest wasn’t there? That’s the question that brought dozens of co-op members and supporters out to a board meeting on a cold February evening to discuss what it would…

Conservation Gifts Launch a New Decade

Posted 12/30/19

Mount Grace celebrates Earleacres, the newest addition to our 565-acre Arthur Iversen Conservation Area, and the permanent protection of Robbins Pond, in Winchendon and Rindge!

Neighborhood Outreach Grant: Request For Proposals

Posted 11/13/19

Mount Grace is partnering with DCR and UMass to offer grants in support of neighborhood-based outreach to forest landowners this winter. See the full request for proposals at this link!

Building Bridges: In the Woods and in the Classroom

Posted 11/11/19

UMass students help build a bridge at Gifford Family Memorial Forest