Updates

  • May 18, 2021

    Workshop May 24: Environmental Protection at the MA Attorney General’s Office: Lessons and Opportunities for Massachusetts Land Trusts

    Thursday, May 27, noon - 1:15 pm, via Zoom. Attorneys from the AG’s Office will discuss the Environmental Protection Division's work tackling climate change, challenging recent federal environmental rollbacks, enforcing state wetlands laws, and furthering environmental justice across the Commonwealth. The presentation will include lessons learned and opportunities for land…

  • May 18, 2021

    Conference recordings available through June 18

    Recordings of the 2021 Massachusetts and Rhode Island Land Conservation Conference will be available until June 18. Access the conference website, click Enter Event, and log on with your conference credentials. Note that networking sessions were not recorded...

  • May 17, 2021

    Call by May 24 to support an annual cap increase for the CLTC program

    Please contact your Massachusetts State Senator by Monday, May 24 to ask him/her to support Senator Tarr’s Amendment #262, which addresses one of MLTC’s highest legislative priorities -- to increase the annual cap for the Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC) program. All it takes is a quick call or email…

  • April 29, 2021

    Workshop: Thurs., May 6: Increasing the Pace of Farmland Preservation

    Land Trusts and the APR Program: Increasing the Pace of Farmland Preservation. Thursday, May 6, 10:30 am - noon. via Zoom. David Viale, Agricultural Lands Program Manager with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, will lead a discussion with land trust representatives to explore ways to improve the Agricultural Preservation…

  • April 19, 2021

    Action Needed on a Bill to Protect Public Lands

    We encourage you to contact your State Senators urging them to co-sponsor S.B. 524, An Act Preserving Open Space in the Commonwealth. Previous known as the Public Lands Protection Act, this longstanding MLTC priority has more momentum than ever, having passed the House at the end of the last…

  • March 22, 2021

    Conference recordings-only tickets available through May 20

    If you were not able to attend the Massachusetts & Rhode Island Land Conservation Conference March 19 & 20, we are offering recordings-only ticket options (click Buy Tickets) through May 20. $25 for the public; $20 for staff and Board of MLTC and RILTC (Rhode Island Land Trust Council) members. Check if…

  • March 18, 2021

    Visit our Diversity, Equity, Justice & Inclusion Resources Page

    To supplement the theme of this year's Land Conservation Conference of "Building a Stronger Land Movement through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion", view the Conference Native Land Acknowledgement and other DEJI resources we have collected from a variety of sources…

  • March 5, 2021

    Next workshop: June 14: Models for Land Trust Collaboration

    Sign up now for this new 3-part series, part of MLTC's new programming for FY21-22! Models for Land Trust Collaboration 3-part workshop series. Each session is 10 a.m. - noon via Zoom. Monday May 10, Monday May 17, Monday June 14.This interactive three-part workshop is for land trusts leaders…

  • March 5, 2021

    March 5, 2021 Quarterly Policy Update

    In January, 19 new legislators (2 senators and 17 representatives) joined our friends on Beacon Hill for the new legislative session. The House and Senate released leadership and committee assignments, including some key changes. There is a new House Speaker, Representative Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy); and Senator Rebecca Rausch and Representative…

  • March 3, 2021

    March 24, 6 p.m. - Recognizing Farmland for Funding Purposes

    A "Stronger Together" training sponsored by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. Expanding Eligibility for Protection Funding through Farmland of Local Importance. Wednesday, March 24, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Advance registration is required here. To date, NRCS in Massachusetts has routinely recognized prime farmland, unique farmland, and…