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, 75 Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257-0940
Phone: 413 229-0234; Fax: 413 229-0239; shefland@bcn.net
Please renew your membership or become a new member!
You can make an unrestricted membership gift or contribute to a project.
Every contribution is important and greatly appreciated.
And consider volunteering with one of our committees—
it’s a great way to make new friends while making a difference!
Thank you, in advance, from all of us at the Sheffield Land Trust!


A fall tax tip: If you are at least age 70½, you can use your
IRA to make donations directly from the IRA to a nonprofit
without it being income to you, so you avoid paying taxes on the
amount. Such a donation counts toward the annual required
minimum distribution. It’s a great way to make the most of an
end-of-year contribution to the Sheffield Land Trust.

We hope you have had a great summer! Now that it’s fall,
it’s a good time to enjoy one of the Land Trust’s community
trails. Ashley Falls Woods has nearly three miles of looping
trails. The shorter Deborah Reich Trail winds through woods
from Salisbury Rd. (by the cemetery) to the back of the
Southern Berkshire Regional School District campus. At the
end of the summer, when the water in Schenob Brook finally
subsided, Greenagers, the youth organization, was able to send
out a work crew to do some repair work on the trail’s bridge.