Your Land Trust

DNRT preserves habitat for birds and other wildlife, saves farmland that provides locally grown products, and protects beautiful natural areas for you to enjoy.


Take a Hike

With the generous support of members like you, we have helped protect more than 5,000 acres of land and maintain more than 35 miles of hiking trails


Our Mission

Since 1971 we have been working to preserve and protect Dartmouth’s natural resources for people and nature, forever.


Earth Day Cleanup

This Earth Day help us clean up our Shingle Island River and Faunce Reserves!

Monday, April 22, 10:00 AM,
Meet at Ridge Hill Reserve


How We Work

  • Land Acquisition and Protection.
  • Identifying and preserving important wildlife habitats, farmlands, historic sites, wetlands, and open spaces in Dartmouth by purchasing or accepting donations of land and conservation restrictions.
  • Land Management. Protecting our lands through stewardship practices based in science and designed to maintain the working landscape and enhance biodiversity and healthy ecological systems while encouraging public access.
  • Partnerships. Collaborating with other organizations to accomplish our land conservation and stewardship goals.
  • Outreach. Educating and engaging all sectors of the community to ensure the long-term support for natural resource conservation and stewardship.

DNRT Center at Helfand Farm

The DNRT Center at Helfand Farm, located at 318 Chase Road, provides DNRT with a permanent, efficient, and functional home to further its mission. The property was bequeathed to DNRT in 2013 by the Helfand family, who had owned it since 1912 and wanted to see it preserved for future generations. With its existing infrastructure and location near the geographic center of Dartmouth, it made the perfect location for DNRT’s new headquarters.

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