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The Trustees of Reservations

Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcome to "On the Land"

Many who know about The Trustees of Reservations from visiting our 105 reservations across Massachusetts may not be aware that we also protect privately owned properties with conservation restrictions (these are known as conservation easements outside Massachusetts). In 1972 the first Conservation Restriction (CR) was donated to The Trustees on land along the Charles River in Sherborn, and today our CR Program cares for over 345 properties conserving nearly 20,000 acres in 79 cities and towns. This blog is a new way for us to share stories, photos and advice with landowners, partners, our team of staff and volunteer monitors, and the conservation community about the stewardship efforts that happen after the CR is in place. It will also highlight the extraordinary natural, scenic, and cultural features that are permanently protected by our CRs. It's just another way we are working to help ensure that the most important Massachusetts landscapes are protected, forever.

Chris Rodstrom, CR Program Director

Conservation restriction on Martha's Vineyard

1 comment:

Sue said...

I look forward to seeing what comes next, especially stories and pics from walking the land!