Last year, Hilltown Land Trust partnered with Kestrel Land Trust, MassWildlife, four towns, and seven landowners to conserve nearly 1,000 acres in Westhampton, Williamsburg, Northampton, and Chesterfield. This conserved land, called the Brewer Brook Forest Conservation Project, lies within a 6,000-acre expanse of mostly undeveloped forest, considered among the top 10% of forestlands to protect […]
Last spring, Hilltown Land Trust protected the popular Historic Dam Trail in Williamsburg! This 1.5-mile wooded trail ends at the ruins of the dam whose breach on May 16, 1874 caused the Mill River Flood disaster. This trail was established in 2016 by Williamsburg Woodland Trails (WWT), but had no formal protection until now. The […]
Our Brewer Brook Land Conservation Partnership project was recently featured on the front page of the Daily Hampshire Gazette! Through this project, Hilltown Land Trust and our partners conserved 1,000 acres of land in Williamsburg, Westhampton, Chesterfield, and Northampton. You can read the article on the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s website.
New England is losing 65 acres of forest per day to development, according to a Harvard Forest report. This loss isn’t only a threat to wildlife, clean air and water, and recreation, but as science now shows, forest loss threatens our global climate as well. The good news is that protecting our local forests not […]