So many species in our local ecosystem are supported by beaver ponds. Check out this video compilation from a beaver dam on one of our conserved properties, which features a few of these animals, including moose, bobcat, deer, and black bear, among others! The videos were recorded by Sally Naser of CR Wildlife Cams, who […]
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.