Learn to spot and interpret wildlife signs as you walk through the trails and woods around Skyfields with veteran tracker and naturalist Paul Wanta. Last year’s attendees saw signs of rabbits, deer, wild turkeys, and porcupine.
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
1461 Old Keene Road, Athol MA 01331
Directions to our Skyfields Headquarters
From downtown Athol: Take Route 32 north. Cross the bridge over the Millers River and bear right onto Chestnut Hill Avenue. After less than .3 miles, bear left at a fork onto Old Keene Road (there is a fire hydrant at fork). Skyfields is about 1.5 miles north on right side.
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. The Pioneer Valley is home to collaborations like the Local Hero, and Forever Farmland campaigns which aim to support our farm economy right here and make local agriculture truly sustainable.
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 Investment Zone Assessment—a detailed appraisal of opportunities for sustainable conservation investment in the North Quabbin region.
This report, which can be downloaded for free, identifies ways to leverage private investment and influence public policy for natural resource-based economic development and conservation.
Business leaders and members of conservation and community groups joined with Mount Grace, the North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership, Harvard Forest's Conservation Innovation Program, and the Highstead Foundation this summer to produce The Greater Quabbin Conservation Investment Zone Assessment—a detailed appraisal of opportunities for sustainable conservation investment in the Greater Quabbin region. The report was researched and written by MassLIFT-AmeriCorps member Andrea Buglione.
Brownies, Cub Scouts, and Daisies assembled at Whitney Memorial Forest in Winchendon this Spring to construct nature-inspired homes for fairies, gnomes, and other rare woodland creatures.
Our 2013 publication outlines the broad impacts our community-based conservation approach has in our region and across the Commonwealth. You may download a free copy here.