DNRT Closes Parsons Reserve Daffodil Field for Season

March 24, 2020

Due to the Governor’s emergency order limiting gatherings more than 10 people, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) has closed the Parsons Reserve and its daffodil field for the 2020 season as of March 24. The entire Parsons Reserve will be closed. DNRT has blocked trails and will be monitoring the property to enforce the…

September - McBratney Reserve - Leah Howard

Rules Still Apply at DNRT!

March 24, 2020

We are pleased to see that so many individuals are seeking solace in nature during this difficult time. Our trails are busier than we have ever seen them! However, just because we all feel a little scared and uncertain, does not mean that rules no longer apply. Over the past two weeks, we have seen:…

Wernick Farm

DNRT Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020

Update as of March 24, 2020. DNRT is monitoring state and federal guidance regarding the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We are very concerned for the health and safety of our community, visitors, volunteers, and staff, and want to do what we can to limit the spread of this disease.  Recognizing that the situation continues to…

Ocean View Farm

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust Earns National Recognition

February 25, 2020

Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence Dartmouth, MA (Feb. 26, 2020) – One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1971, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT), has been doing just that for the people of Dartmouth. Now DNRT has announced…

2020 Long Dam Walk

February 7, 2020

BY LEAH HOWARD Cold winds rushed across the water and shocked my exposed skin. I raised my neck warmer, hoping that it would shield my face and save me from the bone-chilling breeze. It barely helped. I looked ahead to the end of the dam and noticed I still had a long dam walk to…

Results of the Nonquitt Coastal Waterbird Season

December 11, 2019

On a cloudy day in early April, DNRT volunteers and staff placed symbolic fencing on Nonquitt beach and within a week, two plovers had claimed the site as their own. Once again, this pair’s territory spanned the entire beach, despite a second pair attempting to stake claim to the eastern point. The first pair would…

May - Michael Aronsohn - Yellow Warbler at Smith Farm

Save the Birds!

November 5, 2019

In 2019 it was reported that the number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen a staggering 29 percent since 1970. Habitat loss is considered one of the primary reasons for this decline. You can join with many others to make a difference by supporting DNRT’s work to preserve & restore wetland, open field & woodland habitat…


2020 Calendar Contest Winners Announced!

September 18, 2019

We are proud to announce the winners selected for the 2020 DNRT Calendar. We received dozens of beautiful photos and it was very difficult to narrow it down to just 13. Thanks to all who entered. Now is the time to start shooting for next year!                  …


New Dog Rule at DNRT Reserves

August 1, 2019

As of August 15, 2019, a new dog rule has been added to the list of rules at DNRT’s dog friendly reserves: no more than 3 dogs per adult trail user. DNRT aims to make our reserves a friendly, safe environment for all our trail users. This rule will help with the biggest problem we…