Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT)

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World’s Protected Areas Being Rapidly Destroyed by Humanity

Ridge Hill Reserve

What are we doing to protect our protected spaces? An international team of researchers, including University of Northern British Columbia Ecosystem Science and Management Associate Professor Dr. Oscar Venter, took a global view of protected spaces in a study published today in the prestigious journal Science. They found that one-third of the land within Earth’s…

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Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust Honors Loyal Volunteers at Annual Meeting

Savannah Sparrow

The nonprofit Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust hosted its 47th annual meeting May 16 at Friends Academy in Dartmouth. After a “glowing” financial report by exiting Treasurer Steven Shuster, a news release states, DNRT President James Forbush presented the Joe Frothingham Award to Vice President Lorraine Granda. The award is given annually to a member who…

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Submit Your Best for the 2019 DNRT Calendar Photo Contest

DNRT Calendar

Love nature? Love taking photos? Submit your pictures to DNRT for a chance to be featured in our 2019 calendar!  The full-color calendar highlights Dartmouth’s natural character, and proceeds from the sale will benefit land conservation in the community. Photographs must be taken on or of a DNRT property and can feature agricultural lands, forests, lakes…

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Community Garden Invites Public to Greenhouse Opening (March 17)

Snow may still be in the forecast, but local volunteers are turning soil, planting seed and looking forward to a bountiful spring harvest.  It is all thanks to a new greenhouse at Helfand Farm Community Gardens.  The greenhouse is a first for the group, which is now beginning its 6th year in operation. The public…

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Birds of Massachusetts Woodlands: An Informational Talk (March 13)

Chestnut Sided Warbler

Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 PM DNRT Office at Helfand Farm 318 Chase Rd Dartmouth, MA 02747 Are your woods bird-friendly? How can you accomplish your land management goals, while benefiting forest songbirds? The forests of New England are vital for the survival and reproduction of many birds, such as the Chestnut-sided Warbler and Wood Thrush.…

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Become a Citizen Scientist by Participating in Frog Watch!

Northern Leopard Frog

FrogWatch USA is AZA’s citizen science program and provides individuals, groups, and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads. Why Frogs? Frogs and toads have served as important cultural symbols for centuries; this can range from symbolizing fertility in ancient Egypt, luck in…

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Mysteries of Destruction Brook Woods, Pt 2

Destruction Brook Woods

BY JEFF GRABER This is the second installment in a three-part series about unresolved mysteries in Destruction Brook Woods. Mysterious Holes – Our second mystery was discovered by Peter Bullard, a long-time DNRT member, and is located on the northern side of the Tea Cup trail (so named by former DNRT Land Manager Sarah Storer…

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Gidley Woods Forestry Talk & Walk

The Gidley Farm and associated woodland has been in the continuous ownership of a single family since the 1600s. The current woodlands have been under active forest management since the mid-1970s, resulting in the beautiful forest that continues to welcome visitors to the property. The forest is now ready for the next phase of management,…

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Coastal Farm in Dartmouth Protected to Keep Farming

Ocean View Farm

By ecoRI News staff DARTMOUTH, Mass. — The Buzzards Bay Coalition and its partners, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and Round the Bend Farm, recently celebrated the permanent protection of 115-acre Ocean View Farm on Allens Pond, the largest land conservation project ever completed along the coast of Buzzards Bay. Completed this past summer, the…

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