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Annual Meeting Canceled

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We regret to announce that due to the pandemic and the now-familiar safety concerns, we will cancel our 19th Annual Meeting this fall. In lieu of a formal meeting, we are offering a walk through the Riggs’ family forest on North Egremont Road. On Saturday, October 10 at 10 am you are invited to join […]

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Summer Letter

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Photo of field with dandelions with mountain in background

Lately, I hear over and over, “How fortunate we are to be in Alford during the pandemic.” So many people have found hours of calm walking or bicycling on our roads, hiking our woodland trails, and watching the seasons unfold at their homes in Alford. Through conservation projects and partnerships the Alford Land Trust strives […]

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Adolescent Alford

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Photo of view from Alford Springs

Despite the fact that my family has had our house in Alford since I was two, we have never stayed in it for long periods of time. Jokingly, we would say that if the zombie apocalypse came, Alford would be our safe haven. Somewhat ironically, it now is. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a […]

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Conserving Tom Ball Ridge

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photo of Tom Ball ridge

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.