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Create a Lasting Legacy with Mount Grace

Posted 12/18/17

Mount Grace’s new legacy program can help you find a planned gift that’s right for you—making it possible for you to support the land you care about in perpetuity.

Protecting the Land Because It's Right

Posted 12/11/17

“The people who protect land don’t do it to get rich or famous. They do it because they think it’s right, and I like that.”--Jason Hakkila

Family Helps Phillipston Town Forest Grow

Posted 9/25/17

Cindy Coppolino and her brother Kevin Schlicke helped their father's dream come true by protecting the family's land as the newest addition to the Phillipston Town Forest.

Red Fire Farm: a Whole Farm Forever

Posted 9/12/17

Ryan and Sarah Voiland and Mount Grace thank the hundreds of supporters who contributed to the Red Fire Farm Whole Farm Forever Campaign!

Inspired by Neighbors, Kellers Protect Historic Wendell Farm

Posted 7/13/17

After bringing an abandoned farm back to life as part of the back to the land movement, farmers Dan and Nina Keller have permanently protected their Wendell farm through the Mormon Hollow Project.

A Neighborhood Protects its Farms

Posted 6/27/17

What started as a meeting of neighbors in a barn has become a landscape-scale conservation project for a group of families in the Mormon Hollow neighborhood of Wendell and Montague.

Mormon Hollow Project Brings a New "Teaching Forest" to Wendell

Posted 6/5/17

"I'm so happy to have been part of the Mormon Hollow project, protecting the woods is something I've wanted to do since I bought the land."--Kristina Stinson

Cooking up a Conservation Project in Phillipston

Posted 4/27/17

Chef Craig Twohey describes the process of protecting his 49 acres in Phillipston as “a lot like marinating a steak. You’ve got to take the time to let it sit until it’s ready.”

Friends & Neighbors Help Protect Hunting Farm

Posted 3/23/17

What started as a meeting of neighbors in a barn at Diemand Farm is now an enormous farm conservation project involving an entire neighborhood in Wendell and Montague.

Support AmeriCorps with Mount Grace

Posted 2/22/17

Find out more about AmeriCorps' nationwide impact, and join us to ask Congress to save federal AmeriCorps programs like our MassLIFT-AmeriCorps initiative.

Celebrate the Land in Ashburnham

Posted 1/26/17

Celebrate 30 years of local land conservation from 9am-3pm on February 11 at Mount Grace's Paul C. Dunn Woodland Preserve!

Local Brew Celebrates Mount Grace Anniversary

Posted 11/30/16

Raise a glass to Mount Grace with our new Anniversary Cyzer from Artisan Beverage Cooperative!

Save Land

Posted 10/13/16

Family Protects Land in Three Towns for Moose, Moss, Gnomes

Posted 6/29/16

Mount Grace has protected more than 31,000 acres in the last 30 years! Projects completed this summer include Ben and Susie Feldman's 297-acre CR on land in Athol, Petersham, and Phillipston.

TreeMendous New Trail at Skyfields Arboretum

Posted 6/14/16

Athol High School students joined Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust's AmeriCorps team this June to install signs on the Trust’s new trail connecting Skyfields Arboretum to a trailhead on Route 32.

A Sustainable Vision for Local Farming

Posted 6/13/16

Mount Grace's new report, Food and Farming in the Quabbin Region, presents a road map to support the vision of local food, a strong farm economy, and sustaiable use of the land.

Farmers To Conserve 700 Acres in Wendell and Montague

Posted 4/29/16

Mount Grace has received a grant to protect 700 acres through the Mormon Hollow Working Lands Corridor Project—a partnership that will help nine landowners protect farms in Wendell and Montague.

Local Fishing Hole Named to Honor Senator Wetmore

Posted 2/1/16

To honor Senator Robert Wetmore’s passion for the outdoors and support for land conservation, Mount Grace is establishing The Senator Robert D. Wetmore, Sr. Memorial Fishing Hole on the Tully River.

Amazing Mount Grace Coffee Available

Posted 2/1/16

Support land conservation and stewardship with Mount Grace's new coffee, Amazing Mount Grace! This NoCO2 blend is roasted by Dean's Beans and can be ordered through the Mount Grace website.

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.