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Fire sparks new life on an old farm

When the East Quabbin Land Trust purchased the Frohloff Farm in Ware, Mass. in 2010, invasive species were taking over. So they got a forest stewardship plan. A key component of the plan was to restore wildlife habitat by opening up the forest canopy with fire.

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

No one knows more about your land than you do, and no one knows more about conservation than we do. Together we can develop a plan tailored to your land and your goals to help you increase productivity and protect the value of your land.

Drought Resources

Widespread drought conditions during the 2016 growing season have affected farms across Massachusetts. You can't change the weather, but you can be ready for it. NRCS can help you get ready for drought in future years.

Helping an urban farmer connect people with food

When Amanda Barker arrived in Worcester for graduate school, she wanted to grow food and build community. Today, she and a corps of volunteers are raising produce on a third of an acre behind a church. Her biggest hurdle was inadequate irrigation, so she contacted NRCS for help.

No-till: It’s just so easy

The beauty of the Berkshire Hills belies the challenges faced by five generations of the Galusha family who have farmed this rugged land at Fairfield Farm in Williamstown.  With the help of NRCS, Jay Galusha has improved soil health on the 400 acres of hay land and 220 acres of corn.

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