Land Trusts

Open Space Protection: Directory of Land Trusts

Bourne Conservation Trust logo

Bourne Conservation Trust
Contact person: Steve Ballentine, President
PO Box 457, Cataumet, MA 02534
Phone: (508) 563-2884
Email: info@bourneconservationtrust. org
Area of Operation: Bourne
Year Founded: 1980

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust logo

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
Contact person: Dexter Mead, Executive Director
Address: 404 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Phone: (508) 991-2289; Fax: (508) 991-4044
Area of operation: Dartmouth
Year founded: 1971

Fairhaven-Acushnet Land Preservation Trust lands trust logo

Fairhaven-Acushnet Land Preservation Trust
Contact person: Cora-Dorothy Peirce, President
Address: PO Box 491, Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: (508) 667-1040
Area of operation: Fairhaven & Acushnet
Year founded: 1992

300 Committee lands trust logo

The 300 Committee (Falmouth)
Contact person: Jessica Erickson Whritenour, Administrator
157 Locust St., Falmouth, MA 02540 Phone: (508) 540-0876; Fax: (508) 457-6406
Area of Operation: Falmouth
Year Founded: 1985

Massachusetts Audubon Society logo

Massachusetts Audubon Society
Contact person: TBA
208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: (781) 259-9500
Area of operation: State of Massachusetts
Year founded: 1896

Mattapoisett Land Trust logo

Mattapoisett Land Trust
PO Box 31, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Phone: (774) 849-5786
Fax: (508)758-3605
Area of operation: Mattapoisett
Year founded: 1974

Rochester Land Trust logo

Rochester Land Trust
Contact person: David Smith, President
Box 337, Rochester, MA 02770
Phone: (774) 849-5786
Area of operation: Rochester
Year founded: 1996

Sippican Lands Trust logo

Sippican Lands Trust
Contact persons: Robin Shields, Executive Director
354 Front Street, Marion, MA 02738
Phone: (508)748-3080
Area of operation: Marion
Year founded: 1974

Trustees of Reservations logo

The Trustees of Reservations
Contact person: Jennifer Holske Dubois
1100D Main Rd., Westport, MA 02790
Phone: (508) 636-7038
Fax: (508) 636-0587
Area of operation: Statewide organization, but this is the SE contact
Year founded: 1891

>Wareham Land Trust logo

Wareham Land Trust
Contact person: Kevin P. Bartsch, President
PO Box 718 Wareham, Ma 02571
Phone: (508) 295-0211
Area of Operation: Wareham
Year Founded:

Westport Land Conservation Trust logo

Westport Land Conservation Trust
Contact person: Ryan Mann, Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 3975, 1100D Main Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone: (508) 636-9228
Fax: (508) 636-0587
Area of operation: Westport
Year founded: 1972

Wildlands Trust logo

The Wildlands Trust of SE Massachusetts
Contact person: Karen Grey, Executive Director
PO Box 2282, Duxbury, MA 02331
Phone: (781) 934-9018
Fax: (781) 934-8110
Area of operation: Plymouth County & Taunton River corridor
Year founded: 1973

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s land protection efforts focus on enhancing the land acquisition capabilities of each of the Bay area Land Trusts and increasing the amount of protected shoreline, forestlands, and critical habitats in the Bay area by serving as a coordination and service arm to land trusts and landowners. For more information about the Buzzards Bay NEP’s contribution to this effort, contact:

Sarah Williams, Regional Planner
2870 Cranberry Highway
East Wareham, MA 02538
Phone: (508) 291-3625 ext 13, Fax: (508) 291-3628

The Buzzards Bay NEP, established in 1985, was among the first National Estuary Programs. In 1991, the Project completed the Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) which outlines research conclusions and management strategies for the protection and restoration of water quality and living resources in the Bay and its surrounding 432 square mile watershed. The Buzzards Bay NEP is administered by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The primary role of the Project since the completion of the CCMP has and continues to be to provide technical and planning assistance to municipalities to facilitate implementation of the recommendations contained in the CCMP.