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TerraCorps (Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust)

Who We Are

TerraCorps is a program of Mount Grace. Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust protects significant natural, agricultural, and scenic areas and encourages land stewardship in North Central and Western Massachusetts for the benefit of the environment, the economy and future generations. TerraCorps, formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is an innovative national service program working to help communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. 

 

What We Do

Mount Grace is a private, registered, 501c3 non-profit organization. Over 900 members support us with annual membership dues, special gifts and donations. The trust's work is sustained by individuals who have a common goal: they want to see the rural landscape and natural resources of north central and western Massachusetts preserved, so that all may enjoy and appreciate these lands in perpetuity. TerraCorps is a program of Mount Grace. The program began as "MassLIFT", nearly eight years ago as a local pilot program with four Commonwealth Corps members serving in our region. Since those early days, the program was successfully scaled to support 20 host site partners across Massachusetts with 36 AmeriCorps members annually in 2016. Today, TerraCorps helps communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. Using the AmeriCorps national service model, TerraCorps prepares and mobilizes emerging leaders to help strengthen community-based nonprofits working to meet these goals.