Our Mission: The Franklin Land Trust works with landowners
and communities to protect their farms, forests, and other
natural resources significant  to the environmental quality,
economy and rural character of our region.

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November 22 - Pipeline Hike

December 27 -
Concert Against the Pipeline featuring Jeffrey Foucault

Concerned about the Proposed Pipeline?  We are too!   Read more


Valley Gives Information
and chance to win a
Josh Simpson MegaPlanet!

Enjoy some of our local hiking trails:

  • The Benson Place Trail - Heath (map)
    Trail Stations

  • The Guyette Trail - Plainfield (map)

  • Maitland Forest Trail - Heath (map)

  • Rte 2 Trail - Shelburne (part of the M&M Trail)

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What will become of the land?

As the Valley grows, open land will either be developed or conserved—the choice is ours.

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

Founded in 1987, the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) works with landowners and communities to conserve farms, woodlands, vistas, historic landscapes, and natural areas that make western Massachusetts a wonderful place to live and work.

We have conserved more than 27,000 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. FLT has permanently conserved thousands of acres of farmland, woodland, rivers and streams that provide clean drinking water, local food and wood products, and quiet places to enjoy nature.

Our focus on conserving farmland ensures that it will be affordable and available for future farmers. With the help of the state’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program, FLT has helped dozens of farmers keep and grow their family farms, making our region one of the best places to obtain fresh, healthy food.

Support land conservation in your community!

Whatever the size of your gift, you will make a difference in the life of our communities and our shared future.

Become a member today!


Or click here to make a one time
Capital Campaign

or mail your gift to: 

 Franklin Land Trust
5 Mechanic Street
PO Box 450
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 

or call us at 413.625.9151






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Gould Pasture

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