Many land conservation organizations seem exactly alike at first glance, but their missions and land management philosophies can vary greatly. State conservation agencies (i.e., MA Division of Fish and Wildlife, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, MA Department of Agricultural Resources) and private land conservation organizations or land trusts achieve their mission, in part, through land conservation.
Your property’s location, size, and natural resources all help determine which conservation organizations may be interested in working with you to conserve your land. If you do indeed decide to move forward with land conservation, it is important that the organization you work with shares your goals and personal philosophy about land and land management. Find a land trust or public conservation organization working in your town.