Updates

  • September 28, 2022

    Submit a Proposal - Deadline is Thurs., Oct. 27

    The call for workshop and field trip proposals for the 2023 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference is now open! The deadline is Thursday, October 27! We are set to convene in person on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Worcester Technical High School, with field trips to be held across the state…

  • September 23, 2022

    September 23, 2022 Quarterly Policy Update

    What do you mean “sort of?” Despite the Legislature “finishing” its two-year session on July 31st, we may still have a chance to get some bills passed if legislators can reach consensus. The Legislature meets year-round in two phases: “formal” sessions, during which contentious issues can be debated for the...

  • September 13, 2022

    Join us on Thurs., Sept. 21, 10 - 11 a.m., via Zoom

    As of July 2022, the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy have expanded the Family Forest Carbon Program into western and central Massachusetts (as well as Vermont and 4 counties in eastern New York). This program provides landowners who are interested in managing their forests -- when carbon is one…

  • August 30, 2022

    Join this discussion Monday, Sept. 12 from 3 - 4 p.m.

    This Stronger Together session will focus on sharing ideas on how to build and strengthen relationships with communities that have been historically underserved by conservation organizations. This informal discussion will feature no experts—just your questions and ideas. It will not be recorded. Sponsored by MLTC and facilitated by Robb Johnson…

  • August 30, 2022

    Seminar: The Family Forest Carbon Program, Thurs., Sept. 21, 10 - 11 a.m.

    The Family Forest Carbon Program: Climate-Smart Forestry Guidance and Incentives for Small Family Forests. Thursday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Register here. As of July 2022, the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy have expanded the Family Forest Carbon Program into western…

  • August 11, 2022

    Discussion: Building Community Connections to Advance DEI. Monday Sept. 12, 3 - 4 p.m.

    This Stronger Together networking discussion provides an opportunity for land trust staff and board members to exchange ideas on efforts to advance racial justice, equity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations. This session will focus on sharing ideas on how to build and strengthen relationships with communities that have been…

  • August 2, 2022

    Joint Statement on the Public Lands Preservation Act Conference Committee

    A group of land conservation and environmental organizations advocating on behalf of An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth, also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA), issued this statement upon conclusion of the formal 2021-2022 legislative session…

  • June 22, 2022

    We're looking for a talented part time Development and Operations Coordinator

    Are you self-directed and comfortable taking initiative, and excel at handling operational and member relations / development logistics and details? Are you FB and Insta-savvy, with a knack for design (read: Canva, etc.)? Do you like to contribute to projects and learn? Then the Development and Operations Coordinator position might be…