Dedicated to protecting the land essential to Sheffield’s natural, scenic, agricultural and rural character
The Sheffield Land Trust
Celebrating 25 years • 1989-2014
P.O. Box 940, 96 Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257-0940
Phone: 413 229-0234; Fax: 413 229-0239;

SLT Current Landscape Initiatives

Sheffield-Egremont Agricultural, Ecological & Scenic Corridor toward the protection of one of the most iconic landscapes in the region and a rare intact agricultural landscape that is essential to support the local and regional agricultural economy.     

  • Maple Shade Farm - for the preservation of 120 acres of agricultural fields, wildlife habitat and stunning views along Sheffield-Egremont and Lime Kiln Roads cherished by local residents and visitors to the Berkshires alike.

  • Bow Wow Farm - To protect the 400-acre Chase property consisting of fields, forest, wetlands and uplands, and link the eastern and western ends of the Sheffield-Egremont Corridor, preserving a working landscape and wildlife habitat extending from the Housatonic River to the Taconic Mountains.

Housatonic River Agricultural & Ecological Corridor to preserve a riparian corridor and watershed including extensive blocks of farmland and wildlife habitat on both sides of the Housatonic River, much of which is an historic landscape dating back to early Sheffield.

  • River Lea Farm - for the preservation of 299 acres of tillable farmland, pasture, woodland, ponds and wetland including farm buildings and extensive frontage along the Housatonic River to help support one of the state's largest dairy operations.

The Community Trail Network toward the acquisition and stewardship of trail properties and easements to provide a network of public walking paths for town residents.