Wildlands Trust strives to build support for land conservation and the health of the landscape by establishing a unique and engaging destination for adult experiential learning through education, outdoor recreation, training, community collaboration, and volunteerism.
Public programming at Wildlands Trust focuses in four key areas:
- Offer opportunities for the general public to engage and learn about nature-related topics including local natural history and regional flora and fauna, as well as pertinent environmental topics
- Encourage curiosity, healthy living, and a love of the outdoors through nature-based recreational programs.
- Build support for working lands with a focus on agricultural programs and activities to promote and support local food production, farmers, and farmland conservation.
- Promote environmental citizenship by providing training opportunities for individuals, community groups, municipalities, and regional partnerships in topics that advance land protection, nature-based initiatives, and support the local economy.
Community Conservation Hall
Because of the public’s growing interest in land conservation, sustainable agriculture, and outdoor recreation, Wildlands Trust is establishing Davis-Douglas Farm as a center for fostering human connections to natural lands through a currently-under-construction educational center. To realize this vision, the Trust has engaged site planners and architects to design an outstanding, albeit modest, Community Conservation Hall that will welcome farmers, teachers, community gardeners, town land committees, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, and the general public to engage on matters and activities related to land conservation.
The Community Conservation Hall will include a kitchen, bathroom facilities, and a large open-floor plan design which will accommodate up to 100+ people for education programs, meetings, presentations, and social events. Broad, open wall space will allow for art exhibits and educational installations. This building will be beautiful, accessible, and inviting. It will also present Wildlands Trust with an entirely new way to reach out and engage with members and the broader community.