The rolling green hills of the Berkshire Taconic Landscape form a forested backbone that connects northern forests with Appalachia, providing safe passage for roaming animals like black bear, fisher and bobcat and treetop habitat for migratory birds.
Trickling down from these vast tracks of mountainous forests, rainfall creates a world of unique wetlands in the valley below. Rich with “sweet water” (calcium-rich, high alkaline water), these globally rare wetlands support the greatest concentration of rare species in southern New England and provide clean water and flood protection for thousands of citizens.
Will you help us advance this vital work?
Read how we are using radio transmitters to monitor bog turtles.
Discover how our work on Beacon Hill benefits life in the Berkshires.
Learn how the Conservancy is working with Project Native to restore native wetlands and forests in the Berkshires.