A Job Well Done: Jassy Bratko Retires!

“Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.”   -Carlos Ghosn   We said farewell to our Director of Land Protection, Jassy Bratko, this past June as she retired from her position. Jassy served on the Board of Directors for NCLT … Read more

Forty Nine Acres of land to be conserved in Ashburnham to protect Lovell Reservoir in Fitchburg

NCLT is facilitating the conservation 49 acres of watershed protection land in Ashburnham for the City of Fitchburg. Jane Kerlinger and Scott Sibary will place a Conservation Restriction (CR)on their land on Russell Hill Road which is in a source water area for the Lovell Reservoir in Fitchburg. NCLT worked with John Deline, Fitchburg Deputy … Read more

Give Back to the Land 2022

This Earth Day, April 22, I invite you to join me in celebrating the beauty and bounty of our planet. When I am out exploring our trails, streams, farms, and gardens, my experiences reaffirm that what land trusts offer is essential.  With each conservation project we create opportunities to better understand that we are linked … Read more

Learning from our Neighbors– Mass Audubon Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary to Cut for Pitch Pine Heathland Restoration

Group of people listening to a talk in the woods.

Last fall, North County Land Trust was notified that Mass Audubon was planning to conduct forest cutting activities at the Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary in Fitchburg in early 2022 to support the persistence of the sanctuary’s distinctive ridgetop pitch pine heathland (learn more about  Pitch Pine Natural Community). Because the cutting activity would be adjacent to … Read more