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Sarandon Urges Support for Mount Grace in Pipeline Fight

Posted 11/22/15

Activist Susan Sarandon urges support for Mount Grace, PLAN-NE, and the Mass Power Forward Coalition's work challenging the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline.

Wingate Farm: New Hampshire's First Affordable Farm

Posted 9/22/15

“We are incredibly fortunate to have so many dedicated people help us protect our family farm and we are grateful to have such a supportive farming community around us" Olivia Pettengill

Stoddard Land Becomes Part of New Athol Town Forest

Posted 8/17/15

“We are proud to have this land protected forever for all generations to enjoy the quiet solitude and beauty"--Ralph Stoddard and Gloria Meuse.

How to Comment on the NED Pipeline

Posted 7/17/15

This page offers a quick guide on how to offer public comment on the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline during the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) "scoping period."  The scoping period is…

Grant Helps Northfield Plan Accessible Trail

Posted 7/16/15

“We are so pleased to be able to protect this land, that we cherish, forever. The new trail will make it possible for people to come out here and bear witness to the beauty of the land--Nancy Ames

Poplar Mountain: Rising to a Stewardship Challenge

Posted 5/20/15

Since 2006, when Erving voted to create a Town Forest, Mount Grace has worked with the Town to protect Poplar Mountain. Now, the Mountain is in the proposed route of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline.

Royalston's Eagle Reserve

Posted 4/16/15

Thanks to everyone in Royalston and around the Mount Grace region who helped protect the Eagle Reserve! (Photo by Jeff Blanchard)

Images of Old New England at a Landmark Gill Farm

Posted 3/11/15

The historic Gill property formerly owned by Clesson Blake and Ruth Cook has now been permanently protected with a conservation restriction donated to Mount Grace.

Seeking Stewardship Volunteers

Posted 1/20/15

Mount Grace is currently seeking volunteers to help monitor properties and hiking trails in several towns, including Gill, Leverett, Northfield, Petersham, Royalston, Wendell, and Winchendon.

Towns Unite to Conserve Quabbin Heritage Land

Posted 12/30/14

"We're pleased to be able to protect this land for future generations to use as we did: for exploration, bird and nature study, and for our father’s favorite—blueberry picking."--Ernie LeBlanc

Accessible Nature Trail a First for Northfield

Posted 11/25/14

Stop by the Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey S. Ames Accessible Nature Trail in Northfield for a visit, or contact Mount Grace to volunteer!

MassLIFT Returns to its Roots

Posted 11/25/14

AmeriCorps members from across the state volunteered to help Just Roots put the Greenfield Community Farm to bed for the winter and to spruce up Greenfield Energy Park.

A Will for the Woods in Wendell

Posted 11/13/14

Artist Bob Ellis's conservation legacy sustains Mount Grace and helps create a new farm to support a Wendell family.

TerraCorps Positions Available

Posted 5/12/14

Two half-term positions are now available for the 2017-18 TerraCorps Service Year, including a Regional Conservation Coordinator and a Service Learning Coordinator at two Massachusetts locations.

New Trail Shows the Way to Scenic Pond

Posted 2/12/14

The $194,000 fundraising campaign to protect Westminster's Muddy Pond is now complete! Thanks to to all who helped make this new conservation area a reality!

Creating a New Market for Local Farms

Posted 2/11/14

Help Mount Grace partner with the North Quabbin Community Co-op to address the gaps in our local food system and keep our region’s farmers on the land.

Neighbors Team Up to Protect Leyden’s Last Dairy Farm

Posted 1/10/14

Warren Facey’s lifelong dream for his family farm has been realized with the protection of 221 acres of land at Bree-Z-Knoll Farm as part of the Leyden Working Farms & Forests Conservation Partnership

Mount Grace Seeks to Renew National Accreditation

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace has applied to renew its accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission—a national body that certifies trusts that meet national standards for protecting lands in perpetuity.

Grant to Help Neighbors Conserve Leyden's Last Dairy Farm

Posted 11/29/13

Warren Facey and Leigh Youngblood at Bree-Z-Knoll Farm, one of 11 properties involved in the 800-acre Leyden Landscape Partnership.

Walking Their Music to the People

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace hosted Musicians Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards at our newly-protected Hidden Valley Conservation Area for the 2013 Massachusetts Walking Tour.

Securing Free Organic Food for Local Families in Need

Posted 11/29/13

Winchendon’s Noonday Farm serves neighbors by providing free organic food to those in need and offering education programs in growing healthy food and sustainable living practices.

Report Urges Conservation Investment Zone Approach

Posted 11/29/13

Local business leaders have joined with Mount Grace and other conservation and community groups to offer a detailed assessment of opportunities for sustainable investment in the Quabbin region.

Quabbin Conservation Investment Zone Assessment

Posted 11/29/13

Business leaders and members of conservation and community groups joined with Harvard Forest, the Highstead Foundation, and Mount Grace this summer to produce The Greater Quabbin Conservation…

A Sustainable Future for Local Farming

Posted 11/29/13

Buy local food initiatives have taken hold across the nation. Urban, suburban and rural communities alike are responding to the option of securing access to fresher, tastier and more nutritious food.…

Sustainable Forestry at the Arthur Iversen Conservation Area

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace will be conducting a sustainable timber harvest, accompanied by forestry tours, this winter at our Arthur Iversen Conservation Area in Warwick.

Campaign for Affordable Farms Reaches $400,000 Goal

Posted 11/29/13

“Thanks to the support of more than 400 donors, Red Fire Farm will become a permanently affordable whole farm providing fresh, healthy produce forever.”

Landscape Conservation: Rare Wetland Protected in Winchendon

Posted 11/29/13

On the Friday before Christmas 2009, Victoria Shaw signed the deed for a land protection deal to conserve 104 acres of her land, including an extremely rare wetland in Winchendon.

Common Ground: Volunteers Needed to "Adopt" Tully Trail

Posted 11/29/13

As one of the original partners in the foundation of the Tully Trail, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust is now seeking groups of volunteers to adopt short sections of the trail.

Stewardship: Habitat Improvement at Fox Valley

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace has been granted funding from the US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service to improve wildlife habitat at Fox Valley Conservation Area in Phillipston.

Common Ground: Girl Scouts Volunteer at Fox Valley

Posted 11/29/13

Twelve Scouts from Phillipston, two troop leaders, two volunteers, and I met at Fox Valley. It was a cold morning and it had snowed during the week (By Kate Marquis)

Conservation Moves Forward at Thousand Acre Swamp

Posted 11/29/13

“Working in Thousand Acre Swamp was a rich experience in observing wildlife sign. After surveying the area, there was no doubt as to its importance as a wetlands resource to wildlife.” Paul Rezendes

Farm Conservation: Red Fire Farm Comes to Montague’s Blue Meadow

Posted 11/29/13

"This is quite possibly a once in a lifetime chance to secure some of the best vegetable farm land in the world."--Red Fire Farm's Ryan Voiland

Community Conservation: Another Side of Davenport Pond

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace Project Manager Paul Daniello first met Aleza Beauvais and Soren Rono in April, 2009, at a North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership landowner outreach meeting in Phillipston

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps: MassLIFT Program Begins

Posted 11/29/13

MassLIFT is based on the Common Ground program originally created by Mount Grace and Commonwealth Corps. The partner trusts recruit AmeriCorps volunteers for four positions, each with its own goals: