Metrowest Conservation Alliance

The Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA) was formerly the West Suburban Conservation Council (WSCC). The group changed its name in January 2019.

Upcoming Events

The "What's the Buzz? People-Plant-Pollinator Connection" program sponsored by the Native Pollinator Task Force is scheduled for Sunday, November 17, in Southborough. Get details and directions and register.

Metrowest Conservation Alliance 2019 Fall Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 25, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Littleton. Guest speaker will be Bob O’Connor, Director of the Division of Conservation Services for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Full details and registration info.
 

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 Metrowest Conservation Alliance (formerly the West Suburban Conservation Council, or WSCC), is a regional consortium of local land trusts, conservation commissions, agencies, individual landowners, and students working together on land conservation and stewardship. The MCA 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 Alliance 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 MCA is coordinated by Sudbury Valley Trustees.

MCA Meetings

The MCA 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 MCA 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