Contact Your State Legislators
Get to know your state representative and senator and tell them why conservation matters to you.
Tools and Techniques
Learn how The Trustees work across the state to protect special places.
How You Can Protect Your Land
What are your options for saving your land?
A guide to terms and other tools to help you sort through jargon and more.
Learn more about Conservation Restrictions (CRs) at The Trustees.
|State Legislative Priorities
The Trustees advocates for legislation that supports land conservation and historic preservation, addresses climate change, and furthers natural resource protection. Read more about our priority bills for the 2017-18 legislative session here.
As the nation's first land conservation and historic preservation trust we care deeply about land protection. We are founding Steering Committee members of the Massachusetts Community Preservation Coalition; we are represented on the state's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Advisory Committee; and we advocate for the Land & Water Conservation Fund, among others.
UPDATE: We are deeply concerned with President Trump’s American Energy Independence Executive Order calling for review, through the lens of energy generation potential, of all large national monuments designated since 1996. Many of our national parks, including Acadia National Park, began as national monuments. Read The Trustees comments to the Department of the Interior. In the Northeast, Katahdin Woods and Waters and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument are under review. Draft recommendations call for reductions in size and allowing or expansion of commercial activities, thus lessening protections for these national treasures. The Trustees is advocating to uphold protections. [September 2017]
Agriculture and Food Policy
Natural Gas Pipelines