Our Mission Statement
Hilltown Land Trust protects land and promotes ecological diversity and health, respectful land stewardship, historic character, and natural beauty in our hilltowns.
What Does Hilltown Land Trust Do?
Hilltown Land Trust works to conserve ecologically important wildlands, economically and culturally important working lands, and the scenic beauty and rural character of the hilltowns. Our service area includes 13 rural towns: Ashfield, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor, and Worthington. Since our founding in 1986, we have protected nearly 5,000 acres of land including 9 properties that we own and 34 Conservation Restrictions (CRs) which remain in private ownership.
HLT protected lands offer public access to 8 hiking trails in the region. You can learn more by visiting our Protected Lands page.
Our project committee and Executive Director work with landowners to permanently protect ecologically valuable land in the hilltowns. If you think you may be interested in working with HLT to protect your property, please contact our Executive Director, Sally Loomis.
To learn more about our work and vision, read our Seven-Year Strategic Plan: 2016-2023.
Visualize the region we serve with the Protected Lands in Hilltown Land Trust’s Service Area map.