Dedicated to protecting the land essential to Sheffield’s natural, scenic, agricultural and rural character
The Sheffield Land Trust
Since 1989 over 5,000 acres protected, including 18 farms
P.O. Box 940, 75 Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257-0940
413 229-0234;

SLT Current Landscape Initiatives

Sheffield-Egremont Agricultural, Ecological & Scenic Corridor toward the protection of one of the most iconic landscapes in the region and a rare intact agricultural landscape that is essential to support the local and regional agricultural economy.     

  • Bow Wow Woods - to buy, conserve and maintain a new 54-acre community trail and woodland education area - the start of the next phase of conservation in the Sheffield-Egremont Corridor.

  • Batacchi Farm - for the preservation of 270 acres of agricultural fields, wildlife habitat and stunning views along Lime Kiln and West Roads cherished by local residents and visitors to the Berkshires alike.

  • Bow Wow Farm - To protect the 400-acre Chase property consisting of fields, forest, wetlands and uplands, and link the eastern and western ends of the Sheffield-Egremont Corridor, preserving a working landscape and wildlife habitat extending from the Housatonic River to the Taconic Mountains.

Housatonic River Agricultural & Ecological Corridor to preserve a riparian corridor and watershed including extensive blocks of farmland and wildlife habitat on both sides of the Housatonic River, much of which is an historic landscape dating back to early Sheffield.

  • Cooper Hill Conservation Project - The Sheffield Land Trust and seven other conservation groups are partnering to conserve more than 1,000 acres in southern Sheffield and northern Salisbury, Connecticut. We’ve waited for 25 years for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, both to protect the land itself and the important ecological and agricultural connections it makes to other conserved land..

  • River Lea Farm - for the preservation of 299 acres of tillable farmland, pasture, woodland, ponds and wetland including farm buildings and extensive frontage along the Housatonic River to help support one of the state's largest dairy operations.

The Community Trail Network toward the acquisition and stewardship of trail properties and easements to provide a network of public walking paths for town residents.

  • Deborah Reich Community Trail near the Southern Berkshire Regional School District campus at the northeastern anchor of the Schenob Brook Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), to provide walking paths for town residents and an educational and recreational resource for students.

  • Ashley Falls Woods to establish walking paths and a recreational opportunity within walking distance of the Village of Ashley Falls.