Thanks to the intervention of a generous conservation buyer, the property near the Chesterfield Gorge along River Road will be conserved. The tremendous outpouring of community support for land conservation these past few weeks shows definitively that it is an issue that matters to many people in Chesterfield and the surrounding area. We want to […]
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.