Take a Walk, Lend a Hand

PLP kioskDid you know Sebasticook Regional Land Trust owns 11 properties, located in not only Unity but also Burnham, Cambridge, Freedom, Hartland, Jackson and Stetson?  These diverse holdings include an assortment of habitats and recreational opportunities.  You can get to know these special places by volunteering as a property steward!

Some SRLT properties have trails and other public-access improvements. Some properties are managed just for wildlife while others include forestry and farming components.  Some properties are open for hunting, while others are not.  While each property is different, they all have two things in common: they are forever conserved for the benefit of people and wildlife, and the SRLT is responsible for their care.

SRLT property stewards help care for these important lands by taking walks and occasionally joining with other volunteers for larger projects like trail improvements, boundary marking or plant and wildlife surveys.  There are no special skills required, simply a willingness to be outside and to submit a completed “stewardship visit” report – a brief record of your observations and suggestions.

We suggest properties with trails be visited quarterly, with semi-annual or annual visits for our unimproved or remote parcels.  The SRLT provides an initial property orientation and ongoing support.

Interested in learning more? Please contact Jennifer at 948-3766 or by email.

2014 Farm & Habitat Tour

FHT logoSaturday, Sept. 13

Pittsfield Area

Fully supported 10- and 36-mile rides with optional stops at family farms and conservation lands

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LetterBoxing

this is not trash

Our spring internAllison Perna, added  a new educational tool for our preserves.  Moulton’s Mill, Wesley Road Wetland, Kanokolus Bog, Freedom Forest Preserve and Connor Mill Trail now have letterboxes for you to discover.  Allison has  been Letterboxing – a bit like geocaching without the technology – with her family  for many years and brought this to her internship.  She has created a number of letterboxes on our preserves for you to discover following the clues.