Scouts BSA Conservation Land and Trail Projects

2018-2019 Westford Conservation Trust and Westford Scout Trail Alliances by David Ebitson Over the last several months Westford Boy Scouts have exemplified Scout laws of “Loyal, Helpful and Friendly” by completing several remarkable projects on Westford Conservation Trust property. These challenging projects have contributed to Westford’s trail system along with improvements which will have long … Read more

Spring 2019 Newsletter

 In This Issue President’s Message Hiking the Acker Trail by Rich Strazdas 2018-2019 Westford Conservation Trust and Westford Scout Trail Alliances by David Ebitson Spring/Summer 2019 Guided Trail Walk Schedule Spring 2019 Newsletter

Flying Squirrels

These two characters managed to bypass the defenses I have successfully setup to discourage the most creative squirrels.  Here are a couple of the smallest squirrels, the nocturnal flying squirrels.  Per Mass Audubon, northern and southern flying squirrels inhabit Massachusetts, but they only emerge at night. They average about 10 to 15 inches long and … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – February 2019

Farmland is disappearing in Massachusetts. We are losing agricultural lands and farming opportunities at an alarming rate. To try to stem the tide of farmland loss, the Mass Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) established the Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program in 1979. It was a first-in-the-nation model for many other states. The MDAR website states, … Read more