Invasive and prohibited plants in N.E.

Posted March 2nd, 2011 in Conservation, News by Charles Radville

A PDF publication from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is available listing prohibited and invasive plants.

Read more in this Spring’s upcoming issue of The Heron.

Fish and Game Bio Map sheds light on Core Habitats

Posted February 24th, 2011 in Conservation, News by Charles Radville

Here is a map generated by Mass. Dept of Fish and Game’s BioMap interactive online system. It identifies the core and critical areas surrounding the Brownell Parcel we hope to purchase in June.near bowman parcel1 Fish and Game Bio Map sheds light on Core Habitats

The following is copied from the DFG site’s description of  the critical areas in the landscape.

Core Habitat and Critical Natural Landscape often overlap. Together they identify 2.1 million acres that are key to conserving our state’s biodiversity. Currently, 1.2 million of these acres remain unprotected.

Core Habitat totals 1.2 million acres, of which 680,000 acres remain unprotected.

Core Habitat includes:

  • Habitats for rare, vulnerable, or uncommon mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, invertebrate, and plant species
  • Priority Natural Communities
  • High quality wetland, vernal pool, aquatic, and coastal habitats
  • Intact forest ecosystems

Critical Natural Landscape totals 1.8 million acres, of which 1 million acres remain unprotected.

Critical Natural Landscape includes:

  • The largest Landscape Blocks in each of 8 ecoregions
  • Adjacent uplands that buffer wetland, aquatic, and coastal habitats

Obviously this purchase is important to preserving wildlife habitat in Mattapoisett. To help fund this critical addition to MLT properties, go to our Donate page, or call 1.774.377.9191.

For more information about Core Habitats and Critical Natural Landscapes, go to the DFG BioMap Home Page

Walk in the Woods (Middleboro) Nov. 6, 9 AM to Noon

Posted October 29th, 2010 in Conservation, Event, News by Charles Radville

Are you concerned about managing woodlands in a way that will improve – not threaten – the health of the forest? Would you like to increase wildlife habitat? Sustainably harvest your own firewood or timber? Are you hoping to reduce your property taxes while retaining your woodlands as forest? Are you looking for funding to help you develop a forest management plan that will meet your specific goals? Continue Reading »

Hiller Trail Bridge Dedication (Oct. 16, 9 AM)

Posted October 14th, 2010 in Conservation by Charles Radville

Join us to celebrate the completion of a bridge across Pine Island Brook on the Hiller Trail.

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The bridge was designed, constructed and installed by Boy Scout Brian Buckley as his Eagle Scout project. The bridge joins the two halves of the Hiller Trail created by Nathaniel and Walker Fuchs as their Eagle Scout projects.

The Mattapoisett Land Trust has benefited many times from the involvement of Boy Scout Troop 53 in Mattapoisett, including the walking path in Dunseith Gardens and the clearing of the Grace Pond property.

The Hiller Trail can be accessed from the clearing across from Friends Meeting House on Route 6.

Welcome to the MLT website

Posted February 15th, 2010 in Conservation by petermello

Welcome to the website of the Mattapoisett Land Trust. We have decided to enter the cyber age for a number of reasons. Specifically, we would like to:

  • Make it easier for you to learn about the nature of our organization and why we exist.
  • Provide a reference where you can find a schedule our activities.
  • Encourage you both to use our properties and to appreciate their biodiversity.
  • Solicit new members and volunteers for the ongoing support and growth of the organization.
  • Facilitate your display of support for the Mattapoisett Land Trust through the purchase of merchandise bearing our logo.

We encourage you to use the Contact Us page with your comments about our mission, our actions on behalf of that mission, or just on the characteristics of this website. The Directors of the MLT want to serve the needs of the community, but, to do so effectively, we need feedback from you. Please don’t be shy; let us know what you think.

We hope that you will use this website frequently to learn about the activities of the MLT and that you will choose to be a part of our efforts to protect land on the South Coast of Massachusetts for present and future generations.

Once again, welcome to our website. We hope you enjoy your visit.