I write today to share with you an exciting new project of the Alford Land Trust. After a year of negotiations, we have secured an agreement to purchase 84 acres of beautiful hardwood forest from the Riggs family for a multi-use park in Alford. The lot, located across North Egremont Road from the firehouse, has […]
This fellow was spotted near the Alford Brook at the end of April. He or she is a wood turtle, a species of special concern in Massachusetts. Once abundant, they are now quite rare due to habitat loss and most especially rotary mowers. We also have painted turtles, spotted turtles, and most common, snapping turtles. […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the help of a few volunteers, we planted a mix of the following native seeds at Schiffman Woods: Whitewood Aster, Big leaf Aster, Herb Robert, Black Cohosh, and White Snakeroot. The seeds were donated by Helia Native Seeds.
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 […]
On February 4, BNRC’s Narain Schroeder and MassWildlife visited Devil’s Den looking for bats. They didn’t find any, but did come back with some stunning cave photos.
Following the 2019 annual meeting on September 7, we hiked to BNRC’s newest acquisition, Alford Springs North off West Road. A short ten-minute walk brought us to a fine overlook. A beautiful day with good company!
Please join us on Saturday, September 7 for our 2019 annual meeting. The meeting is at 10 am at Alford Town Hall and will be followed by a hike. This year Narain Schroeder, BNRC’s director of land conservation, will speak about land conservation in Alford. BNRC is the largest landowner in Alford and, with the […]
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 […]