Resources for Landowners

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Land Conservation Economic Benefits

Land conservation as an investment that pays many dividends, including economic ones. How land conservation affects government revenues and expenses, business and employment.

Land Conservation Options

A guide for Massachusetts landowners to the opportunities to protect their land. Published by Essex County Greenbelt in 2014.

Land Trust as Superhero

Thank the Superhero in Our Midst: An OpEd in the Cape Cod Times describes the many benefits of conserved land for all.  

MA Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program

The Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program is a voluntary program offering a non-development alternative to farmers and other owners of "prime" and "state important" agricultural land....

MA Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program

This voluntary program is intended to offer a non-development alternative to farmers and other owners of "prime" and "state important" agricultural land as they decide the future use and disposition...

MA Current Use Forest Tax Program

The Massachusetts Current Use Forest Tax Law, (Chapter 61), is designed to give favorable treatment to a landowner willing to keep forested land undeveloped and manage that land under a long-term...

MA EEA Policy on Article 97 Land Disposition

This policy, issued by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs in 1998, describes the process and requirements for disposing of, and replacing, conserved land covered by Article...

MA Farmland Information Center

Articles, statistics, legislative updates and samples for farmers, from the American Farmland Trust. View Information Center

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