• May 29, 2024

    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 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: https://tinyurl.com/wbur-cltc

  • May 13, 2024

    Support CLTC Expansion & Increased Funding for Biodiversity Goals

    On May 21st, the State Senate will begin debate on its version of the FY25 State Operating Budget. Please contact your State Senator before May 21 to request co-sponsorship of two important amendments: Sen. Bruce Tarr's amendment (Clerk #1) to expand the Conservation Land Tax Credit; and Senator Susan Moran's amendment (Clerk #80) to increase Department of Fish and Game funding in order to implement its work on Blue Carbon and Statewide Biodiversity Goals.

  • April 24, 2024

    RCP Network Gathering Call for Presentations

    The 2024 Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Gathering will be held on Thursday, November 14 at UMass Amherst. The call for presentations is open now. If you have a project, partnership, research, or perspectives to share, submit your proposal by May 22. Questions? Email Katie Blake at kblake@highstead.net...

  • April 1, 2024

    Time-Sensitve Federal Funding Opportunity

    Our colleagues at Mass Rivers received a request from Senator Markey's office to distribute information and guidance on how to apply for Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS). Please note that the deadline to submit is April 5 at 6 pm. There are two types of funding available. 1) Programmatic: a request...

  • 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 13, 2024

    March 8, 2024 Quarterly Policy Update

    MLTC continues to field many questions and concerns from member land trusts about delays in review and approval of Conservation Restrictions (CRs) by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). We have been advocating and strategizing with senior leaders at EEA on this matter for over two years...

  • 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...

  • February 28, 2024

    Conference Volunteers get Free Admission -- Learn More

    The Mass. Land Conservation Conference could not work without volunteers. Volunteers are key to setting up, answering questions at the venue, and, importantly, the smooth running of the sessions. Volunteers get one free ticket to the conference. Coverage is needed Saturday, March 23 at the UMass Amherst Campus Center venue...

  • February 1, 2024

    Exhibit at the Annual Conference Sat., March 23! Spots still open.

    2024 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference. Saturday March 23th, 2024. UMass Amherst. Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities. Become a Conference Sponsor! Promote your business to a live audience of over 400 members of the Massachusetts conservation community, plus thousands more through Conference publicity. $5,000 and up – Lead. Logo and link on Conference…