Berkshire Conservation District

Serving the Berkshires since 1946

Now Scheduling for 2023

 No Till-Seeder for Rent to Berkshire Area Farmers

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Are you interested in joining towns in Berkshire County and across Massachusetts that have passed Pollinator-Friendly Resolutions at their town meeting?  Now is the time to start to meet town deadlines to have it included on the warrant!

Join us for a NOFA/Mass webinar on Tuesday, January 31 at 7pm. with representatives from towns that have passed PFC resolutions in their town and hear about their stories, successes and challenges.   Learn about best practices, community outreach and suggested follow-up activities.  Here’s the link to the webinar. 

The District can help communities with guidance, sample resolutions and suggestions on how to write an article for a town warrant and creating a pollinator-friendly town.   We can also provide a modest matching grant to help with design and plant material for a community pollinator garden and associated educational materials.  Contact us today for more info!

   Berkshire Conservation District Seeks Additional Supervisors and Associates 

 Are you a Berkshire County resident interested in the conservation of land and water?  Consider joining the dynamic team of BCD Supervisors and Associates to help guide the District’s path going forward.   Experience and/or interest in environmental issues or agriculture preferred.

   Email the District for more info: [email protected]

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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 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