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Strategic Plan

100% Berkshire: BNRC 2020-2024

The BNRC strategic plan incorporates the best thinking of a whole lot of people who love the Berkshires.

This includes volunteers, conservation leaders, town officials, donors, business owners, non-profit leaders, hikers and bikers, birders, farmers, hunters, ski-slope operators, landowners, foresters, and more.

You can view and download the full text of the strategic plan here:

Highlights of the plan include:

  • Open the first legs of The High Road in north, central, and south county to connect people to the outdoors, support economic development, and excitement about the Berkshires.
  • Acquire critical habitat and build wildlife corridors to support the health of our ecosystem, with particular awareness of the changing climate.
  • Care for properties, trails, and infrastructure to ensure safe and broad access as we add miles of new trail.
  • Connect the community to nature in new way to support health and love of the land.
  • Increase the diversity of BNRC staff, board of directors, and users.
  • Accomplish the above while mindful of our values of integrity, respect, partnership, inclusion, sustainability, and sound scientific support.

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature, but of ourselves.
Rachel Carson

The environment and the economy are really both two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves.
Wangari Maathai

What do you think?

If you have a thought to share about the strategic plan, contact BNRC at hello@, or call 413-499-0596.