Metacomet Land Trust PO Box 231 Franklin, MA 02038

About Us

Metacomet Land Trust is a tax-exempt conservation organization which preserves natural resources in south-central Massachusetts. We are a member-supported charitable organization and depend upon public gifts, memberships, and grants from both public and private sources to complete our mission. We are governed by a Board of Directors elected annually.

We are chartered to own conservation land and we also help landowners protect privately owned land through the recording of permanent deed restrictions which are enforced in perpetuity by Metacomet. Many of our projects are carried out in partnership with local and state government to preserve land and wildlife habitat.

For more information on how to place a conservation restriction on your property please contact the land trust or visit “Conserve Land.”

Visit our “Protected Lands” section to learn more about the properties we have helped protect. Many of these parcels are open to the public.

In addition to our land conservation efforts, we also sponsor programs on environmental topics and the third part of our mission is to support affordable housing when it is sensitively designed to respect the environment.

Much of our work is accomplished by volunteers! If you have time to give and enjoy using your energy and spirit to help the environment, please consider helping Metacomet with our outdoor projects or behind the scenes tasks. Please visit our Volunteer page and fill out the web form.

Metacomet is a member of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition [] and the national Land Trust Alliance []. We have adopted the Land Trust Standards and Practices of LTA as our operating model.

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