Williamstown Rural Lands News

The restoration of an uncommon place

January 13, 2022

UPDATE: Join WRL and MassWildlife on Friday, Jan. 21 at 1 pm for a tour of Bullock Ledge and learn about efforts underway to restore the site.  Meet at WRL’s

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Williamstown Rural Lands is hiring!

January 6, 2022

If you would like to work for a vibrant local land conservancy committed to stewardship of the land and located in a naturally beautiful and culturally rich small-college community, please

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Eyes on the Land Book Group

November 9, 2021

Eyes on the Land Book Group will next meet on Tuesday, January 18th at 5:30. We’ll be discussing our current book, On Animals by Susan Orlean. Happy to receive new

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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.

Upcoming Events

Tour of Bullocks Ledge w/MassWildlife

Tour of Bullocks Ledge w/MassWildlife

01/21/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join Williamstown Rural Lands and MassWildlife for a special tour of Bullocks Ledge on Friday, January 21 at 1 pm. The Commonwealth's smallest Wildlife Management Area is in for big changes.  Squeezed between Sheep Hill and Hemlock Brook, the Bullocks Ledge Wildlife Management Area (WMA) plays host to an uncommon plant community of state-wide significance.... Read more »

Talks on the Hill: Farming 328 North

Talks on the Hill: Farming 328 North

02/03/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join  Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)  farmer Tu Le for a zoom presentation on the beginnings and development of his Vegetable and Flower CSA in Williamstown.  Tu Le will discuss homesteading in Williamstown with his partner Matt Bertiles, and their practices for farming land that utilize intensive methods and sustainable practices. Read more »

Talk: Looking Back to See Our Future

Talk: Looking Back to See Our Future

03/03/2022  Add to calendar (iCal)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join our monthly zoom lecture series, Talks on the Hill, as presenter Tom Johnson discusses forecasting climate change by looking back at climate history. What can be learned by 'hindcasting', when scientists compare analysis of tree rings, sediment cores from lakes and oceans, ice cores, and cave deposits? Tom will review key results from studies,... Read more »

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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