About MassLand

Vision Statement

The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition envisions a healthy and diverse mix of protected open spaces created and sustained by an effective and united Massachusetts land trust community.


The mission of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition is to advance land conservation across Massachusetts by providing education, tools, networking and advocacy for land trusts and their partners.

What We Do

  • We strengthen, connect, and unify over 140 land trusts in Massachusetts to to preserve open space, conserve habitat, provide recreational access, protect water quality, promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, and engage the community.

  • We are the voice of Massachusetts’ land trusts on policy issues and advocate for strong legislation and innovative funding at the state level.

  • We facilitate partnerships among conservation entities in order to launch collaborative, high-priority projects on-the-ground.

  • We build the capacity of the conservation community by providing direct technical assistance, hosting workshops and forums, and organizing one of the nation's largest land conservation conferences.

Our Program Rationale

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