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Conserving Tom Ball Ridge

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The Alford Land Trust is partnering with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) to conserve 242 acres on the south end of the Tom Ball ridge on the south eastern border of Alford. Residents are invited to learn more about the project at the Alford Land Trust’s annual meeting, to be held on Saturday, September […]

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The Emerald Ash Borer Is Here

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photo of emerald ash borer tree damage

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) 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 […]

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Community Development Plan Report

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In 2003-2004, as part of a state-mandated initiative, the town of Alford produced a Community Development Plan. The project included engaging two biology field researchers from UMass Amherst to inventory the unique habitat, flora and fauna in our town. These photos were part of their final report.