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Incorporated in 2000 by Jim Dehner we have been instrumental in the protection of 5,000 acres of open space and pristine landscapes. 

As an All-volunteer board of directors that has been quite a feat.

Our Mission

Here at Ashburnham Conservation Trust, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2000, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!

To protect the natural landscape, ecological diversity, and rural heritage of the area by conserving open space and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the environment. To protect, conserve, and preserve open space, including but not limited to, wetlands, river corridors, forests, scenic vistas, rare and endangered species habitat, green ways, trails, farm land, wildlife corridors, water resources, and working landscapes. To provide the community with environmental education for the purpose of promoting the protection, conservation, and preservation of open space. To promote and practice land stewardship. To advocate for conservation land-use planning. To work in conjunction with other land trusts, government agencies, watershed associations, educational institutions, and other similar organizations, with similar interests.

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