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Walking Their Music to the People

Mabel Cronquist donated the 67-acre Hidden Valley Memorial Forest to Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust in 1996. Now, the trust has added a second level of protection to the property, offering a conservation restriction on the land to the Town of Wendell.

Mount Grace Seeks to Renew National Accreditation

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

Campaign for Affordable Farms

You can support Mount Grace's Campaign for Affordable Farms now with a tax-deductible gift by credit card or PayPal account by clicking below.  You do not need a PayPal account to make a one-time gift.

 

Farm Conservation: Tax Credit Helps Protect Royalston Land

Royalston musician Diane Lincoln, who performs around New England and at selected events outside the region as Linq, has donated a conservation restriction to Mount Grace on her 45-acre property.  Previously a small dairy farm, the land had grown up into early successional forest.  After buying the land in 1981, Diane brought back 2 ½ acres of pasture and fenced it for horses and kept the remaining woods, which slope down to a large wetland, as they were.

Teaching Sustainable Forestry at Red Apple Farm

Tom Wansleben is Mount Grace's Stewardship Biologist.  He recently joined landowner Bill Rose to lead a workshop describing sustainable forestry at Red Apple Farm

Demonstrating and encouraging sound forest management is a significant part of our stewardship program at Mount Grace.  Mount Grace is recognized locally as a model working lands trust, partnering with landowners in support of sustainable forestry, and this Fall offered an opportunity to get that message out globally.

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps: New Members and New Projects

Entering its third year as a statewide program, MassLIFT-AmeriCorps continues to recruit volunteers in support of land conservation, land stewardship, and service learning.  Mount Grace, which founded and directs the program, has four AmeriCorps members this year.  

Phillipston Creates a New Town Forest

Reggie and Mel Haughton have owned their land on Phillipston's Baldwin Hill Road since 1977, raising a family in the woods near Thousand Acre Brook.  “We wanted to protect the land and wildlife so that future generations can enjoy nature," says Mel.  "We were pleased to join with other landowners to conserve the woods, fields and wetlands of the Thousand Acre Swamp. “

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