Facts & Figures

Frog

Employees

  • Full-time staff positions: 203
  • Part-time staff positions: 68
  • Seasonal staff positions: 561

Milestones

First Property Acquired
Virginia Woods, Stoneham (20 acres, acquired 1892, transferred to Metropolitan District Commission in 1923)

Oldest Currently Owned Properties
Mount Ann Park, Gloucester and Rocky Narrows, Sherborn (both 1897)

First Historic House property
The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington (1927)

Largest Reservation
Notchview, Windsor (3,108 acres)

Smallest Reservation
Redemption Rock, Princeton (¼ acre)

First Trustees-held Conservation Restriction
Charles River, Sherborn (81 acres, 1972)

Largest Trustees-held Conservation Restriction
Nashawena Island, Gosnold (1,900 acres, 1976)

Largest Cluster of Trustees-held Conservation Restrictions
North Road, Monterey and New Marlborough (2,396 acres)

Newest Reservation
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

Miles of Coastline Protected: 70

Types of Properties

Historic Houses and Structures

  • The Colonel John Ashley House, Sheffield
  • The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton
  • Brooks Law Office at North Common Meadow, Petersham
  • The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
  • Cape Poge Lighthouse, Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Martha's Vineyard
  • Castle Hill, Ipswich
  • The Inn at Castle Hill, Ipswich
  • Choate House at the Crane Wildlife Refuge, Essex
  • The Folly at Field Farm, Williamstown
  • The Guest House at Field Farm, Williamstown
  • Great Point Lighthouse, Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, Nantucket Island
  • The Paine House at Greenwood Farm, Ipswich
  • Long Hill, Beverly
  • The Mission House, Stockbridge
  • Naumkeag, Stockbridge
  • The Old Manse, Concord
  • The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover

Gardens

  • Ashintully Gardens, Tyringham
  • The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton
  • Long Hill, Beverly
  • The Mission House, Stockbridge
  • Mytoi, Martha's Vineyard
  • Naumkeag, Stockbridge
  • The Old Manse, Concord
  • The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover

Gorges and Waterfalls

  • Bear’s Den, New Salem
  • Chapelbrook, Ashfield
  • Chesterfield Gorge, Chesterfield
  • Doane’s Falls, Royalston
  • Glendale Falls, Middlefield
  • Spirit Falls at Jacobs Hill, Royalston
  • Royalston Falls, Royalston

Large Woodlands (500 acres+)

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve and Swift River Reservation, Petersham
  • Copicut Woods, Fall River
  • Noanet Woodlands, Dover
  • Notchview, Windsoe 
  • Ravenswood Park, Gloucester
  • Rocky Woods, Medfield
  • Ward Reservation, Andover and North Andover
  • Whitney and Thayer Woods, Hingham and Cohasset

Working Landscapes

  • Appleton Farms, Ipswich
  • The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
  • Charles River Peninsula, Needham
  • Field Farm, Williamstown
  • Fork Factory Brook, Medfield
  • Powisset Farm at Noanet Woodlands, Dover
  • The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover
  • Tyringham Cobble, Tyringham
  • Weir River Farm, Hingham

Early Industrial Sites

  • Doane’s Falls, Royalston
  • Fork Factory Brook, Medfield
  • Halibut Point Reservation, Rockport
  • Noanet Woodlands, Dover
  • Tantiusques, Sturbridge

Native American History

  • Rock House Reservation, West Brookfield
  • Pegan Hill, Dover & Natick
  • Redemption Rock, Princeton
  • Tantiusques, Sturbridge
  • The Mission House, Stockbridge

Literary Connections

  • The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
  • Old Manse, Concord (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau)
  • Monument Mountain, Great Barrington (Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne)

National/Local Designations

National Historic Landmark

  • The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington (1966)
  • The Old Manse, Concord (1966)
  • The Mission House, Stockbridge (1968)
  • Castle Hill, Ipswich (1998)
  • Naumkeag, Stockbridge (2007)

National Register of Historic Places

  • The Colonel John Ashley House, Sheffield (1975)
  • The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover (1979)
  • North Common Meadow, Petersham (1982)
  • Tantiusques, Sturbridge (1983)
  • Cape Poge Lighthouse at Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Martha's Vineyard (1987)
  • The Paine House at Greenwood Farm, Ipswich (1990)

National Natural Landmarks

  • Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield (1971)

Reservations that are part of Designated Scenic Rivers

  • Westfield River (national): Glendale Falls, Middlefield; Chesterfield Gorge, Chesterfield; Notchview, Windsor
  • Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet Rivers (national): The Old Manse, Concord
  • North River (state): Norris Reservation, Norwell; Two Mile Reservation, Marshfield

Massachusetts Archaeological/Historic Landmark

  • The Old Manse, Concord (1966)
  • The Mission House, Stockbridge (1966)
  • The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington (1977)

Local Historic District

  • North Common Meadow, Petersham (1966)
  • The Old Manse, Concord (1973)
  • The Colonel John Ashley House, Sheffield (1980)
  • The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover (1987)

Historic Resources

Notable Architects Associated with Trustees Historic Houses

  • David Adler (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Edward Burnett (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Joseph Everett Chandler (The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover)
  • George Francis Dow (Choate House at Crane Wildlife Refuge, Essex)
  • Ulrich Franzen (The Folly at Field Farm, Williamstown)
  • Edwin Goodell (Field Farm, Williamstown)
  • Charles Platt (The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton)
  • Richardson, Barrott & Richardson (Long Hill, Beverly)
  • Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White (Naumkeag, Stockbridge)

Landscape Architects and Horticulturists associated with Trustees Historic Landscapes

  • Nathan Barrett (Naumkeag, Stockbridge)
  • Ernest Bowditch (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Joseph Edward Chandler (The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover)Harriett Foote (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Olmsted Brothers (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Mabel Cabot Sedgwick (Long Hill, Beverly)
  • Marjorie Russell Sedgwick (Long Hill, Beverly)
  • Arthur Shurcliffe (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Fletcher Steele (Naumkeag and The Mission House, Stockbridge; Peters Reservation, Dover)

Painters Represented in Trustees Historic Collections

  • Frank Weston Benson (The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover)
  • Lydia Field Emmett (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Walter Gay (The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover)
  • Eastman Johnson (The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington & Appleton Farms, Ipswich)
  • Abram Poole (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Ellen Emmett Rand (Naumkeag, Stockbridge)
  • John Singer Sargent (Castle Hill, Ipswich and Naumkeag, Stockbridge)
  • Edward Simmons (The Old Manse, Concord)
  • Mabel Sturgis (Long Hill, Beverly)
  • Anders Zorn (Castle Hill, Ipswich)

Sculptors Represented in Trustees Historic Collections

  • Herbert Ferber (Field Farm, Williamstown)
  • Grinling Gibbons (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Frederick MacMonnies (Naumkeag, Stockbridge)
  • Paul Manship (Castle Hill, Ipswich)
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Naumkeag, Stockbridge)

Natural Resources

Designated Core Habitats as identified by MassWildlife BioMap and Living Waters:
12,292 acres on 68 reservations

Documented Vernal Pools: 18 certified and 114 potential

Species Protected on Trustees Properties

  • 132 rare species: 20 vertebrates, 36 invertebrates, 76 plants
  • The Trustees protects approximately 12% (60 pairs) of the federally threatened Piping Plover population in Massachusetts

Acres of Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) protected by The Trustees of Reservations: 2,923

Priority Community Types Occurring on Trustees Properties as listed by the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program: 18

Properties where prescribed fire is used to restore and maintain critical habitats: 5

Trail Systems

Miles of trails represented by all reservations: 270+

Reservations linking the Appalachian Trail

  • Tyringham Cobble, Tyringham

Reservations Linking the Bay Circuit Trail

  • Castle Hill, Ipswich
  • Crane Beach, Ispwich
  • Old Town Hill, Newbury
  • Ward Reservation, Andover and North Andover
  • The Old Manse, Concord
  • Noon Hill, Medfield
  • Rocky Narrows, Sherborn

Reservations Linking the Mid-State Trail

  • Redemption Rock, Princeton

Reservations Linking the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail (now the New England Scenic Trail)

  • Royalston Falls, Royalston

Reservations Linking the Tully Trail

  • Doane's Falls, Royalston
  • Royalston Falls, Royalston
  • Jacobs Hill, Royalston

Reservations linking Cape Cod Pathways

  • Mashpee River Reservation, Mashpee