Smith Farm

DNRT Protects Key Parcel at Smith Farm

May 9, 2022

DNRT has signed a contract to preserve a key parcel at the entrance to its Smith Farm Reserve on Smith Neck Road, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. While not apparent to visitors to Smith Farm, this 1.85 acre parcel was privately owned. DNRT used it for the past 30 years as the…

Dartmouth Town Seal

Dartmouth Open Space and Recreation Plan

March 28, 2022

The Town of Dartmouth is issuing an Open Space and Recreation Plan resident survey.  The survey can be accessed here. By answering the following questions, you can help to guide future plans for new and improved open space and recreation projects, properties, and programs in Dartmouth. The data collected here will be used to develop recommendations that…

September - Hugh Fanning - Marsh at Slocum's River Reserve

DNRT Hiring Executive Director

March 23, 2022

The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) seeks an individual with appropriate experience and excellent communication and organizational skills to lead DNRT as its Executive Director (ED). DNRT is a non-profit, membership-supported land trust, formed in 1971 by community members concerned about the future of Dartmouth, MA. Its mission is to preserve and protect Dartmouth’s natural…

September - McBratney Reserve - Leah Howard

Dexter Mead to retire from Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, effective this fall

March 1, 2022

The Board of Directors of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) announced that after 18 years of service, Dexter Mead will be retiring from his position as Executive Director in the fall of 2022.  “I am so grateful to have been able to work with such wonderful people, doing something I care deeply about, in…

Dog with Bandana

Please be a Responsible Dog Owner!

February 25, 2022

BY LEAH MCFARLAND There has been an increase in irresponsible dog walking on DNRT trails over the last few months, so I thought I would take the time to remind my fellow dog owners and walkers that they are legally responsible for their dog’s behavior and actions while on DNRT reserves. Dogs must be under…


Ledgewood Reserve

February 11, 2022

Donor : Purchased by DNRT Acreage : 19 acres Location : East of Faunce Corner Road, beyond end of Ledgewood Boulevard Year Acquired :  2020 Description The Macomber property is a 19 acre parcel. All of this Reserve is forested, with nearly 90% being wetlands.

Macomber Reserve

Macomber Reserve

February 11, 2022

Donor : Charles & Lois Macomber Acreage : 5 acres Location : Tucker Road Year Acquired :  2020 Description The Macomber property is a 5 acre parcel comprised of primarily deciduous forest.

Tree rings

Nor’easters and Tree Growth

November 2, 2021

BY SOPHIA KARR I am sure given the current condition of the roads and the power lines we are all aware of how the recent Nor’easter affected our personal lives. I want to tell you all about how storms like the one last week can impact our forests. A little bit of background: both hurricanes…

Sophia (the new TerraCorps member) at Cape Elizabeth, in a black cardigan sweater, purple shirt, and black pants. Her hair is also purple.

Beginning My TerraCorps Service Year

September 9, 2021

BY SOPHIA KARR When I was little, I would go on long walks in the woods near my house with my parents. My dad showed me all kinds of birds and forest critter, while my mom, brother, and I picked wild blueberries and blackberries. In freshman year of high school for an earth science project…