BNRC exists to protect and preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Berkshires for public benefit and enjoyment.
With its supporters, BNRC owns or holds a conservation restriction on over 23,000 acres in the Berkshires, and has helped facilitate the protection of thousands more acres all over the county since its founding in 1967. BNRC does this landkeeping work to protect woods, water, wildlife, fields, and peaks—and to ensure everyone has access to nature in this special region of the world.
All BNRC properties are open to the public, free of charge. You can view a list of BNRC properties here, and make plans to join an upcoming BNRC group outing here.
BNRC is also working on The High Road: a plan to connect trails throughout the region, creating a 100% walkable Berkshires—through the forests, over hills, along rivers, and into towns.