Picone Farm

Picone Farm. Photograph by Jerry Monkman of EcoPhotography, courtesy of Wildlands Trust.

Strengthening Land Trusts. Advancing Land Conservation.

front view of Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill

Conservation Land Tax Credit Featured on WBUR - Leaving Applicants in Limbo?

Many thanks to the landowners who agreed to be interviewed by Martha Bebinger for her May 24th WBUR's Morning Edition piece shining a light on the the need to expand Massachusetts' Conservation Land Tax Credit. We urge the Legislature to act this session to ensure we don't lose opportunities to help charitable landowners to save land of high conservation value!
Listen to and read the story here.


  • Sep12


    Fall 2024 Land Protection Tools & Techniques Course

    Online Application period has ended

    This fall, UMass Extension, in partnership with MLTC and Mass Audubon, will offer a course aimed at individuals who have a strong interest in learning the practical nuts and bolts of land conservation transactions in order to seek employment in this field. This course will draw from expertise within the...


  • April 1, 2024

    MLTC Launches New Website

    Our new and improved website went live on April 1. This Quick Guide summarizes the changes...

  • March 25, 2024

    Thanks for Coming to the 2024 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference!

    We were pleased to see nearly 400 of our colleagues at the 2024 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference, including 63 presenters who developed engaging presentations on a wide range of land conservation topics. We also welcomed 15 new businesses and organizations who shared their expertise as exhibitors. Our plenary session included...

  • March 1, 2024

    Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs PLPA Portal

    The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) has created a new “PLPA Portal” on the webpage that it maintains to provide information for those concerned with proposed diversion of public parks and conservation land to another use. The webpage includes guidance for how to comply with An Act...