Updates

  • November 4, 2021

    Help MLTC Help Your All Volunteer Land Trust

    As part of MLTC's strategic planning process, we are holding forums to get your input on how we can help you. The next is: Help MLTC Work for You: A Forum for All-Volunteer Land Trusts. Monday, November 15, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Details. Register...

  • October 26, 2021

    Huge Opportunity to Invest in a Green Recovery

    The Massachusetts Legislature is nearing a decision on how to spend $4.9B in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Eight statewide environmental NGOs, including MLTC, have been advocating for investing a portion of those funds in a more environmentally resilient Commonwealth. Now is the time to contact your State…

  • October 21, 2021

    Deadline Extended to Oct. 28 for 2022 Conference Workshop Proposals

    March 23 - 25, 2022 (Thursday - Saturday), virtual with in-person field trip options. Schedule (PDF) | Descriptions (PDF). This year's theme was "Communicating Conservation: Building the Message for the 21st Century", featuring a Friday morning keynote address by Reverend Mariama White-Hammond. Rev. White-Hammond (read bio) is Chief of Energy, Environment and Open…

  • September 29, 2021

    Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2022 Land Conservation Conference

    With a live audience of over 400 committed members of the Massachusetts conservation community, the 2022 MA Land Conservation Conference -- to be held Thursday - Saturday, March 24 - 26 -- is a great place to get recognition for your business or organization. There's a range of support levels and exposure options, such…

  • September 28, 2021

    Deadline: Mon., Oct. 25 -- 2022 Conference Workshop Proposals

    March 23 - 25, 2022 (Thursday - Saturday), virtual with in-person field trip options. Schedule (PDF) | Descriptions (PDF). This year's theme was "Communicating Conservation: Building the Message for the 21st Century", featuring a Friday morning keynote address by Reverend Mariama White-Hammond. Rev. White-Hammond (read bio) is Chief of Energy, Environment and Open…

  • September 17, 2021

    September 17, 2021 Quarterly Policy Update

    The Governor has signed into law the FY22 State Operating Budget, and all the Green Budget Coalition priorities were included, as well as earmarks for implementing the new climate law (we hope to get more money for this next year): DEP: $33,434,358 plus pull through from last year...

  • July 6, 2021

    Most Viewed Conference Recordings Now Available Here

    March 23 - 25, 2022 (Thursday - Saturday), virtual with in-person field trip options. Schedule (PDF) | Descriptions (PDF). This year's theme was "Communicating Conservation: Building the Message for the 21st Century", featuring a Friday morning keynote address by Reverend Mariama White-Hammond. Rev. White-Hammond (read bio) is Chief of Energy, Environment and Open…

  • June 11, 2021

    June 11, 2021 Quarterly Policy Update

    Since the last MLTC Steering Committee meeting on March 5th, Governor Baker signed the Next-Gen Climate Policy bill into law! The law is one of the strongest in the nation setting a net zero emissions goal and requiring a
    transition plan to decarbonize our economy by decreasing our use of…

  • June 1, 2021

    Friday, June 11, 10 a.m.: MLTC Steering Committee Meeting

    MLTC will hold its Steering Committee Meeting Friday, June 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. via Zoom. Land trust staff and board members as well as conservation partners are welcome to this quarterly meeting. Advance registration is required. A detailed agenda will be sent in advance to all registrants...

  • June 1, 2021

    MLTC Policy Priorities for the 21-22 Legislative Session

    An Act Increasing The Conservation Land Tax Credit (S.1986 / H.2960), sponsored by Sen. Tarrand Hinds; Reps. Jones and Pignatelli: This bill would raise the annual cap under the Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC), the state income tax credit for donations of conservation land, from $2 million to $5…