New! SVT Trail Guide: 40 Walks West of Boston

Tri-Town Landscape Protection Project

Ultimately the TTLP will conserve 500 acres of land, create a connected landscape of conservation land that will link into a wildlife corridor that reaches into the White Mountain National Forest, preserve Massachusetts' pastoral heritage, increase access to outdoor recreation, and create a lasting legacy of conservation for wildlife, climate change, and generations to come. Photo of the Schunder proeprty in Northborough by Bill Shelley.
On the western edge of the Sudbury Valley Trustees region in the towns of Berlin, Boylston, and Northborough, lies some of the most intact and important unprotected wildlife habitat in eastern Massachusetts. Working in a nine-square mile area around Mount Pisgah, Wrack Meadow, and the Wachusett Reservoir, the partners in the Tri-Town Landscape Protection Project (SVT and the Towns of Berlin, Northborough, and Boylston) seek to protect 500 acres of land comprised of quality habitat, working farms, and recreational trails. With this project, the partners are connecting valuable natural landscapes to link the area to the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire though a network of conservation land. With the receipt of a State Landscape Partnership Program grant of $1.47M the project is well underway and will be completed by June 2016.
Watch the following 3 minute video, produced by local historian Electa Tritsch. to learn more about the project - or read more on our Tri-Town web page.
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Earth Day and Land Conservation

Earth Day and Land Conservation
Earth Day, on April 22nd, is a day to celebrate the natural world that surrounds us and how we can be better guardians to protect it. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the original Earth Day celebration. On April 22nd, 1970, citizens across the United States held demonstrations in support of environmental protection.
To this day, land trusts directly contribute to maintaining open spaces for safe habitat, clean air, clean water, and connecting people back to nature. Your support of SVT is a way to continue this tradition.
Our 2015 Earth Day sign campaign is well underway. In the past three years, 16 land trusts and hundreds of individuals have joined the cause, placing signs supporting land trusts and the work we do. Through this and our continued collaboration, our Earth Day signs can be seen from Boston to the Berkshires during the last weeks of April. 
Thank you for your continued participation and enthusiasm. Happy Earth Day!
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SVT Partners with Project Budburst

Weston Conservation Agent Michele Grzenda shows off characteristics of the woods to a group.
SVT is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Project BudBurst, a national citizen science program through which people across the United States make a meaningful contribution to the understanding of changes in our environment. Coordinated by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Project BudBurst engages the public in monitoring plants as the seasons change.
Thousands of people from all 50 states have participated in Project BudBurst since the program began in 2007. Participants carefully observe and record the timing of the leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants (plant phenophases) and then submit their data to the project coordinators either online at home or through an app on their smartphone. Because the information is collected in a consistent manner across the country, scientists can use the data to learn more about the responsiveness of individual plant species to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally.
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Sudbury Valley Trustees
is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.