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Conservation in Monterey and Tyringham

Posted Tuesday, April 4, 2023

‘A once-in-a-lifetime’ conservation effort has preserved 14,000 acres of land along the ridge line bordering Monterey and Tyringham

Jane Kaufman, The Berkshire Eagle

DATE: April 4, 2023

MONTEREY — More than 836 acres along the ridgeline bordering Monterey and Tyringham are now preserved after a complex series of land transactions and the imposition of conservation restrictions.

The Berkshire Natural Resources Council Inc., based in Lenox, shepherded the deals, which included cash and cooperation from the state and multiple organizations, including the Monterey Preservation Land Trust.

“There was an opportunity here to fill in the pieces of the puzzle,” said Rich Montone, director of development at the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. “Those additional acres that were conserved by these acquisitions connect about 14,000 acres total, perhaps a little less, between all of the different forests and conserved lands.”

Read the full article in The Berkshire Eagle