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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...
Landscape Conservation: Forever Wild in Northfield
Northfield landowners Bill and Christine Copeland helped inaugurate Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust’s twenty-fifth year of land conservation by donating a 183-acre ‘Forever Wild’ conservation restriction to Mount Grace.  ...
Landscape Conservation: New Conservation Area on Narrow Lane
“People like Mick and Louise have helped us protect nearly 26,000 acres. Most landowners understand their land has both personal meaning to them and larger ecological significance.” Leigh Youngblood
Landscape Conservation: New Tax Credit Available
Massachusetts now offers a state income tax credit of half the appraised value, up to $50,000, on qualifying donations of land or CRs. Mount Grace is actively seeking landowners to participate.

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