The Franklin Land Trust


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Help us ensure that the land will be here for the next generation!

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A View from Mount Sugarloaf in S. Deerfield, MA

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A fox peeks out at passersby

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D2R2 by night

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View of the historic French King Bridge in Gill, MA

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Make way for turkeys

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Checking out the local newts

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Public trail, Guyette Farm, Plainfield, MA

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Scenic byways in autumn

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CSA pickup at Natural Roots Farm, Conway,. MA

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Native trout in the west branch of the North River in Heath

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Birdwatching workshop

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Autumn on Plainfield Pond

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Conserved property in Conway, MA

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A Bluebird perch

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Small farming is alive and well in western MA

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Appreciating the view

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Invertebrate Workshop at Guyette Farm with Joshua Morse

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Winter fields

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Conserved town common, Ashfield, MA

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Winter recreation on conserved lands

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A fisher cat looks on

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Conserved farm fields in Deerfield, MA

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Members of the Student Conservation Corps

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Haying with horse power

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Conserved land, Heath, MA

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Biking through beauty

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York Farm, Shelburne, MA

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Mike Melle Scarecrows at Guyette Farm, Plainfield, MA

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Historic Guyette Farm, Plainfield, MA

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Fall Festival at Guyette Farm, Plainfield, MA

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Public trail at Betty Maitland Memorial Forest, Heath, MA

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Heath, MA

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A permanently conserved view

FLT works with landowners to conserve farms, woodlands, scenic vistas & historic landscapes that make western MA a wonderful place to live!

What are you thankful for?

There are so many reasons why western Massachusetts is a wonderful place to live, work, visit, and raise a family, but many of them stem from the incredible resource that feeds, nourishes, and sustains us all—the land.

#GivingTuesday is a day to be thankful for the collective gifts that the land of western Massachusetts provides-- our wild rivers, rolling green hills, fertile farm land, and community of people who appreciate such bounty. Whether it’s an exhilarating hike, a contemplative fishing trip, or a fruitful visit to the local farmstand, conserved land nourishes our bodies and souls every day.

The Franklin Land Trust works to preserve the places that provide these priceless experiences for everyone. We conserve land so that cold water fish streams remain pristine and untouched; so that kids will have a new place to explore the woods; so that vital farmland will stay in farmers’ hands yielding food and crops.

Will you help us continue to conserve this beautiful land?

For 29 years the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) has worked with landowners and communities to conserve farms, woodlands, vistas, historic landscapes, and natural areas that make western Massachusetts a such a wonderful place.

It costs us approximately $600 for each acre of land conserved. To date we have permanently conserved close to 30,000 acres, among them some of western Massachusetts’ signature landscapes: scenic areas along the Mohawk Trail, including Flagg Mountain; the view from the top of Mt. Sugarloaf; the Connecticut River and Deerfield River corridors; Ashfield Town Common; and north and south meadows of Old Deerfield.

Your gift today, ensures that we can continue to conserve the places that make this area special, for today and for future generations.

Your gift, regardless of size WILL make a difference in the life of our communities and in our shared future with the land.

We’re able to save $4 of land for every dollar we receive. But now, thanks to a matching $10,000 gift offer, every dollar you give by midnight on DECEMBER 1st will be doubled to save $8 worth of land!

Please help us reach that goal!

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Organization Information

PO BOX 450

(413) 625-9151



FLT works with landowners to conserve farms, woodlands, scenic vistas & historic landscapes that make western MA a wonderful place to live!

EIN: 222744488

Reports: Guidestar

Matching grant

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! $8,535 left of a $10,000 matching grant from an anonymous grantor ends on 12/2/15

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