New Dartmouth Trail Opens (Standard Times article)

Nearly 100 people showed up on a beautiful, sunny morning for the DNRT’s opening of the Paskamansett Woods trail, just south of Route 6 and directly across Chase Road from Gene Street. Read more »

Parsons Reserve: “Reserve of the Month”

Parsons Reserve is a 32-acre parcel located just outside Russell’s Mills Village between Slade’s Corner Road and Horseneck Road. The parcel is primarily comprised of deciduous upland forest, with interesting topography, such as rock outcroppings and ridgelines. Destruction Brook meanders through the property on its way to Slocum’s River with the […] Read more »

DNRT Earns National Recognition

DNRT is proud to announce that it has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. DNRT’s Executive Director Dexter Mead remarked, “DNRT constantly strives to be one of the best land trusts in the country and we see accreditation […] Read more »

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 »


StoryWalk® is the opportunity to share a book with your children as you wander from page to page down a nature trail.  Celebrate the joy of reading and a taste of the great outdoors! This year’s StoryWalk® will run from Sunday, May 1 to Wednesday, June 1, 2017 at Paskamansett Woods and […] 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 »