West Suburban Conservation Council

 

Mission

Council members work collaboratively on land management (stewardship) and land protection to achieve regional conservation success.  The Council promotes sustainable forestry and agriculture, biodiversity protection, and local economies.  The Council recognizes the need to integrate people with the environment through education, extension and outreach in order to achieve our conservation goals.

History

Formed in 2009, the West Suburban Conservation Council (WSCC) is a regional consortium of local land trusts, conservation commissions, agencies, individual landowners, and students working together on land conservation and stewardship.  The WSCC is based in Metrowest Boston, including the 36 towns within the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord River watershed and neighboring towns that are welcome to participate.  

Cooperation between conservation organizations within our region provides not only technical support on overlapping projects, but also gives political clout to regional efforts. The WSCC was originally formed as a Woodland Council, one of many regional conservation partnerships that were created to advance the Wildlands and Woodlands Vision.

Priority Issues

Learn more about issues we're focusing on.

The WSCC is coordinated by Sudbury Valley Trustees.

Sign in to the WSCC Google Group. If you would like to join the Google Group, e-mail Laura Mattei.

WSCC Meetings

The WSCC meets twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, for approximately 2 hours. Sub-group workshops and working group meetings on selected topics of interest are held as requested by group members.  

See a list of WSCC Meetings & Events, including meeting agendas, presentations, and minutes. 

Participating Organizations

  • Acton Conservation Trust
  • Boxborough Conservation Trust
  • Concord Land Conservation Trust
  • Division of Fisheries & Wildlife-Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
  • Lincoln Land Conservation Trust
  • Littleton Conservation Trust
  • New England Forestry Foundation
  • Sherborn Rural Land Foundation
  • Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF)
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees
  • Town of Acton Natural Resources Department
  • Town of Billerica Conservation Commission
  • Town of Concord Division of Natural Resources
  • Town of Framingham Conservation Commission
  • Town of Holliston Conservation Commission
  • Town of Northborough Trails Committee
  • Town of Stow Conservation Commission
  • Town of Westborough Conservation Commission
  • Town of Weston Conservation Commission
  • Wayland Walks
  • Westborough Community Land Trust