MAHOOSUC LAND TRUST
Community and Economy
Community and Economy are at the heart of all our projects.
Why Act Now?
We support community-led efforts to care for iconic, scenic, special places that engage our communities through education, recreation, or other experiences that deepen connection to the natural world.
We conserve “working landscapes” that contribute to local economies and quality of life, such as working farms and working forests, and which also safeguard ecological values.
We are dedicated to the important recreation-based economy and the healthy lifestyles created by local trail access.
Pathways to Success
We listen to our communities and dedicated groups of individuals willing to take a proactive role in identifying and fundraising for special places.
We support landowners who may wish to place permanent protections on their lands, through donations of land or conservation easements and in some case purchases.
Buck’s Ledge Community Forest: fueled by the gifts of 270 donors, local passion, and our collaborations with the town and key partners, Buck’s is now a permanent fixture of the community that will provide accessible recreation for generations.
Concord River conservation easement: The Nature Conservancy worked with MLT to permanently protect 4,632 acres in Woodstock, Milton, and Rumford as a working forest, prior to selling it to a private owner. The land supports the local economy and is harvested subject to restrictions in the easement held by MLT