Updates

  • November 6, 2023

    Sponsor the 2024 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference!

    2024 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference. Saturday March 23th, 2024. UMass Amherst. 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. Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities. $5,000 and up – Lead: Logo and link on Conference…

  • September 26, 2023

    Seeking Workshop Proposals - EXTENDED to Fri., Nov. 3

    Thanks for your interest in sharing expertise at the 2024 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference! NEW Time and Place. Conference: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. UMass Amherst. Field trips: Friday, April 26, 2024. Anywhere in Massachusetts. Session Guidelines. Workshop sessions will be 75 minutes long…

  • September 22, 2023

    September 22, 2023 Quarterly Policy Update

    On September 21, Governor Healey signed an Executive Order that will direct the state to create new
    biodiversity conservation goals for 2030, 2040 and 2050, and strategies to meet them. She will also sign an Executive Order to immediately ban purchase of single-use plastic water bottles by state agencies. Read…

  • June 9, 2023

    June 9, 2023 Quarterly Policy Update

    Since our last update, the Healey Administration has filled additional key environmental leadership positions with appointments of former Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo as Commissioner of DCR, Bonnie Heiple as Commissioner of DEP, and Tom O’Shea as Commissioner of DFG. (Commissioner O’Shea comes to the Administration from The Trustees, where he…

  • May 31, 2023

    Regarding IRS' Safe Harbor Opportunity to Amend CRs

    As reported in recent editions of MLTC's eNews, the IRS is offering a limited window until July 24th to record amendments to existing CRs to avoid potential future penalties related to two provisions of conservation restrictions -- specifically those related to extinguishment and boundary line adjustment. Background on the issue is…

  • May 17, 2023

    Help Expand the Conservation Land Tax Credit!

    We encourage you to reach out to your state legislators to encourage them to sign on as a co-sponsor of this Conservation Land Tax Credit bill. Read more this bill here...

  • March 27, 2023

    Thanks for Coming!

    Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference. Conference - Saturday, March 23, 2024 in-person at UMass Amherst, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (note new venue). Field trips - Friday, April 26, 2024 anywhere in Massachusetts. Schedule (PDF) | Descriptions (PDF) | Land Conservation Terms & Acronyms (PDF). Registration will open in late January. The conference keynote address...