Updates

  • March 10, 2023

    March 10, 2023 Quarterly Policy Update

    The Healey Administration has already indicated a strong commitment to climate action, including by naming Mellissa Hoffer as Climate Chief, a new cabinet position. Other appointments include Rebecca Tepper as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), Stephanie Cooper as EEA’s Undersecretary for Environment, and Ashley Randle as Commissioner of…

  • March 8, 2023

    See you this Saturday, March 25, in Worcester!

    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...

  • January 26, 2023

    Update on CR Reviews

    Please see this letter from Bob Wilber, Director of Conservation Services, with an update on the CR review backlog...

  • January 24, 2023

    Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities

    Get recognition for your business with a live audience of over 400 committed members of the Massachusetts conservation community – plus thousands more who will see Conference publicity...

  • January 10, 2023

    Celebrate the Public Lands Preservation Act

    Representative Ruth Balser, Senator Jamie Eldridge, and the PLPA Coalition invite you to celebrate passage of An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth (also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act or PLPA), which was signed into law November 17, 2022 and takes effect February 17, 2023...

  • December 9, 2022

    December 9, 2022 Quarterly Policy Update

    While the legislature’s formal session ended on July 31, 2022, lawmakers continued to meet during “informal” sessions this fall. It’s harder to pass bills during informal session because if just one legislator opposes, a bill cannot pass. This year we helped pass not one, but two major pieces of legislation…

  • November 18, 2022

    PLPA Signed Into Law

    On November 17, Governor Baker signed An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth (H.5381), also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA), into law. Read the statement. This was the result of strong advocacy by many conservation partners over the past 20+ years. The law will provide…

  • November 3, 2022

    Multi-faceted Opportunity in Development and Communications (Part Time)

    The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition (MLTC) advances land conservation across Massachusetts by providing education, tools, networking, and advocacy for land trusts and their partners. MLTC provides services to over 130 land trusts across the Commonwealth and advocates for strong legislation and robust funding to support land conservation. MLTC is growing…