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Advocacy

What You Can Do

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?

Resources
A guide to terms and other tools to help you sort through jargon and more.

Conservation Restrictions
Learn more about Conservation Restrictions (CRs) at The Trustees.

Land Trust Accreditation

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The Trustees preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. Together with our members, government officials, and partners we strive to implement smart and effective public policies that help protect the special places of Massachusetts.

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As the world's first regional land trust, we care deeply about land protection. We are Steering Committee members of the Massachusetts Community Preservation Coalition; sit on the state's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Advisory Committee; and advocate for federal land conservation programs, including the Land & Water Conservation Fund.
 

Agriculture and Food Policy
In addition to advocating for land conservation tools that support agriculture, The Trustees is a project advisor to the Massachusetts Food System Plan. We support the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), which increases access to healthy, local, fresh food to vulnerable Massachusetts residents and we support Massachusetts Farm to School.

 

Climate Change
Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing our environment, from rising sea levels and coastal erosion, to impacts from flash floods inland, to changes in flowering times of crops and wildflowers. Read more here.

 

Natural Gas Pipelines
Over the past few years, there have been several interstate natural gas pipelines proposed in Massachusetts that would significantly impact conservation land. Thanks to strong advocacy, many have been withdrawn. Read what The Trustees has done to protect open space here.

The Trustees currently holds the environmental seat on the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, which is dedicated to uniting and strengthening the entire nonprofit sector through advocacy, public awareness, and capacity-building.

What You Can Do

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?

Resources
A guide to terms and other tools to help you sort through jargon and more.

Conservation Restrictions
Learn more about Conservation Restrictions (CRs) at The Trustees.

Land Trust Accreditation

Join Us
Donate