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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:

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps: Sampling the Falls River

Posted 11/29/13

Common Ground: Sampling the Falls River

Landscape Conservation: Ashburnham Forest Legacy Project Complete

Posted 11/29/13

Phil Hagar has volunteered as land steward at the Tuck Conservation Area since 2000. Now, he has worked with Mount Grace to protect his land as part of the Metacomet-Monadnock Forest Legacy Project.

Forever Wild in Northfield

Posted 11/29/13

“We chose to go ‘Forever Wild’ because we just wanted to get some old forest.”—Bill Copeland

Farm Conservation: Greenfield's Town Farm

Posted 11/29/13

"We all believe in a better future; and for anyone who has ever worked the land, one thing is for sure: growing a farm is the ultimate act of faith in a better future.”--Jay Lord

Landscape Conservation: Protecting New England's National Trail

Posted 11/29/13

"We want to share our land with hikers, snowshoers, and cross country skiers. For us it is the perfect legacy."--Sam and Barbara Richardson

Mount Grace 25th Annual Meeting: Bob Durand Speaks

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting: Bob Durand Speaks about the Tully Initiative

Community Conservation: Lawton Forest - 30 Years Ago

Posted 11/29/13

30 years ago today, Mount Grace purchased the 365-acre Lawton Tree Farm - our first project! Here's the story from the December 30, 1986 Greenfield Recorder.

Landscape Conservation: Northfield Mount Hermon Conserves Trail

Posted 11/29/13

“Northfield Mount Hermon is very pleased to have worked closely to support the excellent work and land stewardship of our neighbors at Mount Grace.” --NMH Head of School Charles A. Tierney III.

Mount Grace's Campaign for Affordable Farms

Posted 11/29/13

Learn more about Mount Grace's innovative work with Red Fire Farm in Montague and the Campaign for Affordable Farms model of shared farm ownership.

Stewardship: Paul Dunn Beetle Survey

Posted 11/29/13

Neighbors, hikers, and casual visitors to Mount Grace's Paul C. Dunn Woodland Preserve in Ashburnham are all asking the same question...What are those things?