Description: This 16.3 acre property lies on the western edge of Easthampton, with the south branch of the Manhan River forming its western boundary. The majority of the property is wetland, but there is an upland component too. The Red Maple Forest is the largest community. It includes a section of shrub wetland in the […]
The Properties that we protect
The Pascommuck Conservation Trust acquired its first parcel for preservation in 1982. That was the year that the Pascommuck Conservation Area was established. Since then we have acquired a total of 16 properties, comprising approximately 190 acres of land. This is land that will remain in a natural state, providing habitat, scenic vistas, and recreation as the City of Easthampton continues to grow and thrive. PCT has generally pursued the option of acquiring and holding property, rather than obtaining conservation easements or restrictions from other landholders.
Description: Located on the south shore of Rubber Thread Pond and adjacent to City Hall, this tiny, but popular half-acre conservation in the center of town has big management issues, as well as many assets. The property, located on the south shore of Rubber Thread Pond is primarily used for fishing. The shoreline here is […]
Description: This conservation area, at the far east side of town on East Street comprises 4.64 acres including the E. Florence Smith nature trail. The area is bisected by the Manhan Rail Trail into two parcels of unequal size, with the substantially larger area located along the Manhan River floodplain. A parking pullout with a […]
Description: This 18 acre conservation area has a mixture of forest, fields, vernal pools and other small wetlands. The forest was logged heavily within the last 15 years or so, with many large stumps and coarse woody debris on the ground. The re-grown forest is a mix of hardwoods with black and gray birches, red […]
Description: This 17.57 acre conservation area is a very narrow, mile-long strip along the east shore of Hannum Brook. East of the conservation area are the wooded back lots of numerous abutters in a housing development. The property is entirely forested. The canopy tree species in both communities contain hemlock and a variety of hardwood […]