Berkshire Conservation District

Serving the Berkshires since 1946

Now Scheduling for 2022

 No Till-Seeder for Rent to Berkshire Area Farmers

New for 2022:  New Renter Special!  Save $5/acre!!

Contact us for details.

   Thank you for making our Plant Sale a Success! 

 We are grateful to our Berkshire community for supporting our first plant sale in several years.  The interest in native plants that benefit pollinators was better than we could have expected.  Many thanks to the folks at Holiday Brook Farm for hosting us and to Wing & a Prayer and New England Wetlands nurseries for the excellent quality of the trees, shrubs and perennials. We look forward to continuing the tradition and helping to increase the amount of pollinator gardens in the county! 

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Conservation Districts were formed to “save the soil” following the great Dust Bowl of the 1930’s.

Terrible dust storms caused by severe drought coupled with poor agricultural practices resulted in major ecological and agricultural damage to the American Midwest.

The roles of conservation districts have evolved over the years to adapt to local conditions and concerns. Berkshire Conservation District works closely with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) to provide advice and support to landowners, farmers and communities in Berkshire County on the best use of their natural resources and assist with implementation of land conservation practices such as:

  • Improve soil structure and productivity
  • Protect water and air quality
  • Preserve wildlife habitat
  • Provide education and outreach on sustainable land use
  • Promote conservation, environmental stewardship and sound use of local resources
Conserving Natural Resources for Our Future