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Green Cemetery Initiative Seeks Local Land
Leigh Youngblood and Carol Coan from Green Burial Massachusetts discussed the Green Burial Initiative on the Bill Newman show this month. Learn more!
How to Comment on the NED Pipeline
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 designed to help FERC determine the scope...
Images of Old New England at a Landmark Gill Farm
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.
In Memoriam: Barbara Corey, Matriarch of Mount Grace
Barbara Corey (together with her late husband, Roger) are Mount Grace members #3. Barbara served on the Mount Grace Board a total of 12 years, from 1989-1993 and 1999-2007; perhaps the longest of any person. Appropriately, her photo is on the...
Inspired by Neighbors, Kellers Protect Historic Wendell Farm
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.
Join our Statewide Conservation Corps
We are now accepting applications for the Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow--our statewide AmeriCorps program.
Landscape Conservation: Rare Wetland Protected in Winchendon
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.
Landscape Conservation: 1,800+ Acres Protected in 2012: A Banner Year!
Mount Grace protected 1,816 acres in 2012, including two farms; a conservation area on the Tully River; Phillipston’s town forest; and five properties qualifying for the state conservation tax credit.
Landscape Conservation: Ashburnham Forest Legacy Project Complete
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.
Landscape Conservation: Fellows Forest Legacy Project in Erving
Caroline and Verne Fellows have lived at the end of Murdock Hill Road since 1955 on land that has been in Verne’s family for a century.  Formerly a farm, the pastures and fields have now largely grown back to forest, but the cleared space...

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