Ray Lyons

Ray, a conservation attorney based in Harvard, Massachusetts, serves as outside counsel to the New England Forestry Foundation and the Northeast Wilderness Trust to protect important open spaces throughout New England. He is a Coverts coordinator (now Mass Keystone) and previously served on his town's planning board, Greenway Committee, and as a trustee of its local land trust. He holds a BA in music from Ithaca College and a JD from Suffolk University. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition's Steering Committee and Massachusetts Easement Defense Subcommittee (MEDS), and is an emeritus member of the Land Trust Alliance's Conservation Defense Advisory Council. He offers workshops at Rally and the Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference on issues ranging from property tax exemptions to welcoming people with disabilities onto conservation properties. A longtime musician (saxophone and flute), he enjoys making music with others.