Our Land Protection staff collaborates with individual landowners, local land trusts, and municipal, state, and federal partners to protect important ecological lands from development. We place a priority on protecting areas with diverse plant life, healthy soils, clean water, and essential wildlife habitat. Our work protects the health of the region, its scenic beauty, and its agricultural heritage. Learn more.
Once we protect a property, we actively work to care for the land and the characteristics that inspired us to protect it. We fight non-native invasive species, restore essential wildlife habitat, and guard against illegal cutting, dumping, and other activities. To help the public enjoy our lands, we also create and maintain hiking trails. Learn more.