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.JOIN US!
Planned Giving Campaign
DNRT has recently launched a Planned Giving Program. These gifts are made in a donor’s overall estate planning. It is a contribution that is arranged now, to be given at a later date.LEARN MORE
Take a Hike
With the generous support of members like you, we have helped protect more than 5,500 acres of land and maintain more than 40 miles of hiking trailsEXPLORE OUR RESERVES
Since 1971 we have been working to preserve and protect Dartmouth’s natural resources for people and nature, forever.LEARN MORE
Take a Hike
Spring is here! Time to shed those layers and enjoy the sunshine.
How We Work
- Land Acquisition and Protection: Identifying and preserving important wildlife habitats, farmlands, historic sites, wetlands, and open spaces in Dartmouth by purchasing and 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.
- Outreach: Educating and engaging all sectors of the community to ensure the long-term support for natural resource conservation and stewardship.
- Partnerships: Collaborating with other organizations to accomplish our land conservation, land management, and outreach goals.
DNRT Center at Helfand Farm
The DNRT Center at Helfand Farm, located at 318 Chase Road, has been DNRT's headquarters since 2016. 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. For it's work to rehabilitate the historic (c.1835) farmhouse to create office and work space, DNRT received the Waterfront Historic Area League's prestigious "Sarah R. Delano Preservation Award."