The Emerald Ash Borer Is Here
The Emerald Ash Borer is a small insect that bores into the bark of ash trees, eventually killing the tree. It has been spreading across the eastern United States since it was first detected in Michigan in 2002. Here in Alford, we have been hoping the tiny pest would overlook our pristine forests, but unfortunately that is not the case. This winter we have the first confirmed infestation in the woods of Alford.
The Alford Land Trust is a nonprofit member organization founded in 2003 by community residents to protect significant natural, agricultural and scenic resources; and to promote and encourage land stewardship for the benefit of the environment, the economy, and future generations.
The map shown here indicates land conserved in Alford as of 2012. Also in 2012, we received a gift of ten acres on West Road from the Schiffman Family.
Our Trust helps preserve Alford's natural beauty and agrarian character by managing protected land and educating the community about land stewardship. We hope to increase awareness of the connection between land use decisions and quality of life in our region.
The Alford Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Membership and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.