Conservation is important

Since its founding in 1986 as a nonprofit, member-supported land conservation trust, the WRLF’s primary focus has been to support the conservation of open, accessible space as a major step to enhance the special quality of life we all enjoy in Williamstown. On a selective basis and as our resources permit, we also cooperate with other organizations to support affordable farming and housing projects, including such examples as Caretaker Farm and Habitat for Humanity houses.

To accomplish these objectives, we have put on educational programs and events directly related to our Mission to help people of all ages appreciate the natural history and rural nature of Williamstown, and to be good stewards of the land. We have also taken positions on selective issues involving land use questions to promote informed decisions by Town government.

Through these and other steps, we care about raising public awareness over how the community benefits from a balance between conservation and responsible development, which we also support. We believe this is a shared responsibility among everyone who enjoys the special quality of life in Williamstown.