Fields Pond Foundation
Assisting community-based nature and land conservation organizations.

Recent Environmental Grants

Last update March 2024

Acton Conservation Trust 15,000
Toward protection of Stonefield Farm, 28 acres of high-quality working farmland and 23 acres of forested upland and wetlands in Acton, Massachusetts.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage, Inc. 5,500
Toward renovation and rerouting of a portion of the Ranger Trail on Poke-O-Moonshine in the Adirondacks.
Adirondack Land Trust 12,000
Toward the design and creation of a parking lot and trail system for Glenview Preserve in Northern Adirondack Park, Town of Harrietstown, New York.
Agricultural Stewardship Association 15,000
Toward the acquisition of 80 acres to create Diaz Argyle Community Forest in Argyle, New York.
Appalachian Mountain Club 15,000
Toward restoration work on the Old Bridle Path and Greenleaf Trail sections of the Franconia Ridge Trails Loop in the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire.
Audubon Society of New Hampshire 10,000
Toward construction of an accessible loop trail through grassland, shrubland and woodland that connects with the meadow loop All Persons trail at Audubon’s McLane Center in Concord, New Hampshire.
Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust 10,000
Toward acquisition of the Bradford Bog Headwaters property, 71.66 acres of forested land and waters that protect the Merrimack watershed and priority avian habitat in Bradford, New Hampshire.
Avalonia Land Conservancy 20,000
Toward permanent protection of the Bond Property, 673 acres of varying habitats including valuable wetlands in Montville, Connecticut.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc. 10,000
Toward the expansion of Baltimore Woods and its trail network with the acquisition of 90 acres in Marcellus, New York.
Barnstable Land Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of Wheeler Holly Preserve, nearly 10 acres of wooded land with frontage on Middle Pond and unique, large specimen holly trees in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts.
Barrington Land Conservation Trust 5,000
Toward materials for a 50-foot footbridge at Johannis Farm Wildlife Preserve in Barrington, Rhode Island.
Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Inc. 25,000
Toward the Tyringham Valley – Mount Hunger Initiative with the permanent protection of 787 acres of woodlands, wildlands, open space, and water resources in Monterey and Tyringham, Massachusetts.
Berlin Pond Watershed Association 15,000
Toward permanent protection of Candall Woods, 33 acres of woodlands and wetlands with 1800 feet of shoreline on Berlin Pond in Berlin, Vermont.
Bethany Land Trust 15,000
Toward the acquisition of the Giovanelly Family Trust property, 38.5 acres of woodland, rocky outcrops, and marshy wetlands habitat linking Carrington Preserve and Whispering Pines Preserve in Bethany, Connecticut.
Blue Hill Heritage Trust 15,000
Toward the acquisition of 336 acres, creating Penobscot Community Forest and protecting a blueberry field and popular hiking trail on the southside of Wallamatogus Mountain in Penobscot, Maine.
Boston Farms Community Land Trust, Inc. 15,000
Toward due diligence and site development for two new community farms (#6 & #7) in Dorchester and Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Boxborough Conservation Trust 10,000
Toward protection of 21.5 acres of state-designated prime forest upland in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Bull Creek Common Lands, Inc. 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 36 acres to create the Raymond Bemis Community Forest in Athens, Vermont.
Buzzards Bay Coalition 15,000
Toward the acquisition of 40 acres to increase protection and improve public accessibility of Hammett Cove in Marion, Massachusetts.
Cape Elizabeth Land Trust 10,000
Toward a conservation easement on 6.22 acres, the last unprotected piece of the Cross Town Trail in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Catamount Trail Association 9,000
Toward replacing a failing logging bridge with a pedestrian bridge to provide access to Camels Hump State Park in Fayston, Vermont.
Champlain Area Trails 20,000
Toward permanent protection of Coot Hill, a 60-acre prominent landscape feature and tourist attraction with popular hiking trail and significant hawk-watching spot in Moriah, New York.
Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of 54 acres of working agricultural land and forest abutting Rines Forest in Cumberland, Maine.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust 15,000
Toward the acquisition of 84 acres and creation of a trail to the summit to complete the campaign to create the 250-acre Mount Tuck Preserve between Belfast and Bucksport, Maine.
Community Harvest Project, Inc. 15,000
Toward protection of Prospect Hill Community Orchard, 70 acres of working agricultural land and forest in Harvard, Massachusetts.
Dennis Conservation Land Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of 8 acres of upland and saltmarsh adjacent to Tobey Farm in Dennis, Massachusetts.
East Quabbin Land Trust 10,000
Toward the build out of 2.3 miles of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Ware and Hardwick, Massachusetts.
Essex County Greenbelt Association, Inc. 25,000
Toward acquiring the 93-acre Kamon Farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Finger Lakes Land Trust 4,000
Toward construction of a packed stone parking area with capacity for twenty-five cars plus an interpretive kiosk at the new trail entrance for Tapan Mitra Preserve in Ithaca, New York.
Francestown Land Trust, Inc. 10,000
Toward acquiring two parcels totaling 60 acres, protecting the headwaters of the Piscataquog River in Francestown, New Hampshire.
Fremont Conservation Commission 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 23.7 acres to expand Glen Oakes Town Forest, protect habitat for endangered and threatened species, and provide connecting trails to enable day-long hiking in Fremont, New Hampshire.
Frenchman Bay Conservancy 10,000
Toward the design and construction of a 3+ mile trail system in Frenchman Bay Community Forest in Hancock, Maine.
Greater Lovell Land Trust 10,000
Toward construction to convert the Storybook Trail and parking lot into an all-access feature for the Kezar River Reserve in Lovell, Maine.
Greater Worcester Land Trust 15,000
Toward the permanent protection of Spring Ledge Farm, 112 acres of forest and meadow to safeguard habitat and drinking water while also allowing the extension of a trail network in Holden, Massachusetts.
Green Mountain Club 5,000
Toward renovation including some relocation of 3.9 miles on the Long Trail from Bruce Peak north to Jay, Vermont.
Greenagers 6,000
Toward trail construction at Yanner Park, including connection to the Clam River Reserve, in Sandisfield, Massachusetts.
Harwich Conservation Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of 3.3 acres of upland pine-oak forest with 660+ feet of shoreline on Robbins Pond in Harwich, Massachusetts.
Inland Woods + Trails 6,000
Toward construction of two trails in Bingham Forest to create an 8.47-mile loop trail in Bethel Maine.
Kennebec Land Trust 7,000
Toward creating access to Hales Pond Woodland Preserve through construction of a parking lot for four cars, a new trail to the pond, and a dock for the pond, in Fayette, Maine.
Kestrel Land Trust Inc. 15,000
Toward permanent protection of the 32-acre Harrison Forest in Pelham Hills, Massachusetts.
Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust 15,000
Toward permanent protection of the Keystone parcels, 2,666 acres of critical wildlife habitat featuring mature hardwood forests and wetlands from Orbeton Cascades to Perham Stream in the valley between Saddleback and Mount Abraham in Maine.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust 10,000
Toward construction of the Woodward Point Accessible Trail, a half-mile trail loop with attendant parking in Brunswick, Maine.
Maine Farmland Trust 15,000
Toward permanent protection of Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm, an 86-acre diversified vegetable and livestock farm since 1776 in York, Maine.
Manchester (CT) Land Conservation Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of the 102-acre Lombardo Farm, a mix of forest, meadow, wetlands and ponds in Manchester and Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Massachusetts Audubon Society 15,000
Toward providing a primary access point for Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and Sandisfield and Tolland State Forests with the acquisition of the 181-acre Minery property in Sandisfield and Otis, Massachusetts.
Midcoast Conservancy 15,000
Toward permanent protection of 57 acres on Haystack Mountain to safeguard wildlife habitat, ensure continued recreational access and maintain historic blueberry fields in Montville and Liberty, Maine.
Minnechaug Land Trust 2,500
Toward construction of bog bridges at Rice Nature Preserve in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy 15,000
Toward the Bond Road Property acquisition, a 225-acre expansion of Bozen Kill Preserve with new trail construction in Guilderland, New York.
Moose Mountains Regional Greenways 25,000
Toward permanent protection of 242 acres, including habitat for unique and imperiled plant communities, and construction of a parking area and trails on Teneriffe Mountain in Milton, New Hampshire.
Mount Ascutney Outdoors 5,000
Toward construction of the one-mile low-impact Discovery Trail with interactive panels and exhibits in West Windsor, Vermont.
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust 10,000
Toward the acquisition of 38 acres that includes part of the New England Scenic Trail and Richardson Overlook on the summit of Stratton Mountain in Northfield, Massachusetts.
Nashua River Watershed Association 10,000
Toward hiring the Student Conservation Association for a 10-day hitch of trailwork on the Rollstone Hill Rockwalk Trail in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
National Forest Foundation 15,000
Toward the mitigation of degrading trail conditions on Lowes Path Trail in the White Mountain National Forest, Randolph, New Hampshire.
The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire 10,000
Toward the Manchester Cedar Swamp All Persons Trail, an approximately 1.2-mile trail featuring multilingual signage in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Northeast Wilderness Trust 15,000
Toward the acquisition of 2,830 acres to create Bear’s Nest Wilderness Preserve in Richford, Vermont.
Piscataquog Land Conservanc 15,000
Toward permanent protection of the 73-acre Clarkridge Farm, a historic and highly scenic farm owned and operated by the Clark family for over one hundred years in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
Presumpscot Regional Land Trust 25,000
Toward the acquisition of 750 acres of forestland and construction of 10+ miles of trails that will result in a 30-mile connected trail system in Windham, Maine.
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust 20,000
Toward permanent protection of the Mingo Springs Woodlands and Meadows, 100 acres of critical wildlife habitat including the largest Important Bird Area in the country, in Rangeley, Maine.
Rochester Land Trust 15,000
Toward permanent protection and public accessibility of Doggett Brook Farm, 60 acres that provide priority habitat for rare species, prime farmland soils, and protection of water resources in Rochester, Massachusetts.
Royal River Conservation Trust 20,000
Toward permanent protection of the Randall and McKee parcels, 220 acres along the Royal River which includes wooded turtle habitat, preserves farmland, and provides opportunity for new trail construction in New Gloucester, Maine.
Scarborough Land Conservation Trust 13,000xxxx
Toward the acquisition of 18 acres of forested and riparian land to create Silver Brook Preserve in Scarborough, Maine.
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests 15,000
Toward permanent protection of Deepwood Forest, 385 acres made up of highest level soils for forest and agriculture, tier 1 best wildlife habitat, important water resources, and public trails in Canterbury, New Hampshire.
Steep Rock Association 10,000
Toward trail reconstruction along 0.33 miles of River’s Edge Trail in Steep Rock Preserve, Washington Depot, Connecticut.
Stow Conservation Trust 15,000
Toward the acquisition of 115 acres for conservation and recreation, featuring wetlands restoration and a new trail network, in Stow, Massachusetts.
Sudbury Valley Trustees 15,000
Toward a conservation restriction for 45.24 acres of woodland and forested wetlands that is habitat for three species of special concern and connects to existing trail networks in Harvard, Massachusetts.
Swains Lake Village Water District 16,815
Toward the acquisition of the 74-acre Kenneth Dudzik Revocable Trust Property, preserving wildlife habitat and safeguarding the District’s drinking water and head water of the pristine Oyster River in Barrington, New Hampshire.
The Georges River Land Trust 10,000
Toward the expansion of Rockland Bog Preserve with the acquisition of 43.7 acres of woodlands and wetlands, waterfowl habitat, and section of the Georges Highland Path trail, spanning Thomaston and Rockport, Maine.
The Trust for Public Land 25,000
Toward creation of Talking Brook Public Land, a new 193-acre state-owned unit of forested land with streams, waterfalls and an eleven-mile trail system in Auburn and New Gloucester, Maine.
Thousand Islands Land Trust 10,000
Toward acquisition of the 70-acre woodland wetland Kanzenbach tract, adding habitat connectivity to an established conservation corridor and providing open space for recreation in Rossie, New York.
Town of Burke (VT) 5,000
Toward acquisition of 103 acres of woodland to create Burke Community Forest in Burke, Vermont.
Town of Hampton 20,000
Toward acquisition of the Barkley property, 22 acres of forested upland, wetlands and wetland buffers, streams and ponds, within the water supply protection zone for Hampton, New Hampshire.
Town of New London (NH) 8,000
Toward the Philbrick-Cricenti Bog Boardwalk in New London, New Hampshire.
Trustees of Reservations 15,000
Toward acquisition of the central 66 acres to reunite a historic property and provide public access to Moraine Farm, a Frederick Law Olmsted masterpiece landscape design in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Upper Saco Valley Land Trust 10,000
Toward expansion of Pine Hill Community Forest with the acquisition of 134 acres of forested land in Conway, New Hampshire.
Vermont Land Trust 10,000
Toward permanent protection of Observatory Knob,114 acres of open fields and forestland used for recreation close to the downtown in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps 15,000
Toward rebuilding Burrows Trail in Camel Hump State Park, Huntington, Vermont.
Wareham Land Trust 10,460
Toward acquisition of the Sawyer Property, 10.1 acres of rare Coastal Pine Barren habitat, and creation of the Red Brook Trail Network resulting in approximately 4-miles of trails across multiple conservation areas in Wareham, Massachusetts.
Westport Land Conservation Trust 5,000
Toward expansion of Westport Woods Conservation Park and trail system with the acquisition of 9.4 acres of critical forested habitat and wetlands in Westport, Massachusetts.
Wildlands Trust, Inc. 15,000
Toward construction of a trailhead parking area, connecting pathway from trailhead to the water, improved paddle craft launch area, and an accessible boardwalk along the Snake River in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association 15,000
Toward the Massey Project, protection of 615 acres of forest and two pristine ponds across Brookline, Athens, and Townsend, Vermont.
York Land Trust, Inc. 6,500
Toward a fee and easement acquisition combining for 26 acres of field, pond and marsh adjoining York Land Trust headquarters in York, Maine.
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