Conservation Partnership Protects 9-acre Dominican Sisters Farm

Thanks to the commitment of the Dominican Sisters of Hope and a partnership of conservation organizations including the Dartmouth Agricultural Preservation Trust Fund, Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Dartmouth Community Preservation Fund, and Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Corporation, an active 9-acre farm on Tucker Road in Dartmouth is now permanently protected from […] Read more »

Video Introduction to DNRT Reserves

Thanks to the folks at Dartmouth Community Television (DCTV), we now have short video introductions to DNRT’s most popular Reserves.  These segments will be periodically featured on DCTV and can also be seen on DNRT’s “YouTube” page or by following the links below. Introduction (1:45) Smith Farm (4:38) Frank Knowles/Little […] Read more »

The Economic Value of Ecosystem Services

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in studies and reports that seek to attach a dollar value to “ecosystem services” provided by protected natural areas. Because traditional “markets” do not exist for these services, researchers must use indirect means of assessing values. These techniques include calculating costs […] Read more »