Updates

  • 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…

  • January 17, 2024

    A Visual Thank You for Helping Us Reach Our Goal!

    In November 2022, MLTC set out to meet an ambitious challenge issued by an anonymous foundation: to earn a $100k grant by raising $100k in new or increased donations to match it. Thanks to the generosity of over 140 of land conservation supporters, we did it! This short video from…

  • December 8, 2023

    December 8, 2023 Quarterly Policy Update

    On December 8, EEA is expected to announce initial recommendations and actions under its Forests as
    Climate Solutions initiative, which was launched by the Governor on June 8 as a strategy to ensure
    Massachusetts forests are managed in ways that advance the state’s aggressive climate goals. Plans are
    expected to…