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Berkshire Taconic Landscape

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  • Collaborating with partners and science allows the Conservancy to achieve lasting conservation results in the Berkshires.
  • We're working to protect calcium-rich wetlands in the Berkshires that support rare plants and provide clean water and flood protection.

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.

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