Tree work, office closed Tuesday

Dear Public: Our office will be closed on Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday this week (3/20, 3/21) while we have a few tremendous and aging non-native trees removed. These Norway spruce have been wonderful sentinels at the entrance of our world headquarters at Sheep Hill, but it is time for them to make way ... 

Campaign for Farmland Protection

Join us to preserve farmland in Williamstown Help us meet the Cook Family Challenge to raise $55,000 from the community for farmland preservation. The Cook siblings will meet your contribution dollar-for-dollar for a total of $110,000 towards the purchase and conservation of farmland and forest on Oblong Road. Contribute online below or with a check ... 

Upcoming Events

RESCHEDULED Interpretive Hike: Taconic Trail

RESCHEDULED Interpretive Hike: Taconic Trail

11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Explore Taconic Trail State Park Distance: 1.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Hike Leader: Dana Williams Where: Meet at the Rt. 2 pullout across from Taconic Trail State Park Join WRL naturalist, Dana Williams, for [...]
Woodchuck Wednesdays- Registration full!

Woodchuck Wednesdays- Registration full!

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Who: Grade 1 - 4 When: April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 3:30 - 5 pm Catch the WES bus or a ride to Sheep Hill for the 5 [...]
Amphibian Night Walk

Amphibian Night Walk

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Amphibian Night Walk When: Friday, April 7 at 6 pm Where: Sheep Hill Grab your headlamps and join WRL educators for a family-friendly evening of amphibians at Sheep Hill! Learn [...]
April Vacation Spring Nature Explorers - registration open now!

April Vacation Spring Nature Explorers - registration open now!

04/17/2023 - 04/21/2023    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$160.00 - $190.00
Come spend school break at Sheep Hill and learn about Springtime for Grades K – 4! Join Robin and Dana to discover what spring is bringing to Sheep Hill. This [...]

WRL Overview

In this video, actress and Williamstown Theater Festival alumna Jessica Hecht introduces our land trust in northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Consider it your invitation to join us at our many WRL properties and events.

Williamstown Rural Lands News

Call for submissions: Rural Lands Arts & Literature Review

March 20, 2023

A celebration of Williamstown natural and working landscapes through literature and art We are pleased to partner with Tupelo Press, and with the support of the Northern Berkshire Cultural Council,

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Ways of Drawing class with Julia Morgan

January 26, 2023

Coming soon to Sheep Hill: Ways of Drawing- Part 1: Drawing with graphite and pen with Julia Morgan! Mondays, 5 – 7:15 pm, February 6 – March 20 (6 weeks,

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Kids Programs Schedule 2023

January 26, 2023

Scholarships are available for all programs, please inquire with Dana Williams,! Registration for all programs will appear here! Vacation Programs Four day nature programs for Grades K-4 February Vacation,

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Land Acknowledgement

It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking, hiking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, the Indigenous people of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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