Mission and Philosophy
North County Land Trust, Inc. (NCLT) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 regional land conservation organization founded in 1992. Our Mission is to conserve the farms, forests and landscapes that define the character of our region.
PROTECT: Identify natural resources, working lands and landscapes whose conservation is of the highest priority.
PRESERVE: Conserve land in perpetuity for future generations.
PROMOTE: Engage communities to understand and appreciate their natural environment and the importance of conservation.
Our Focus Area is Diverse
North County Land Trust works in the diverse communities of north central Massachusetts, to conserve land and water resources, farms, urban parks, working forests and scenic landscapes for the benefit of all. We tailor our conservation services to the needs of each community, from small urban centers to rural towns and bedroom communities.
Outreach is a Priority
NCLT works closely with stakeholders in the communities we serve, including landowners, municipal officials and community groups, to identify mutually beneficial land conservation goals. We connect ordinary citizens to the natural environment in their communities, through educational programs, nature hikes and other activities on our public access conservation areas.
Partnerships Leverage Resources for Conservation
NCLT collaborates with government agencies and other conservation organizations to leverage funding and other resources, resulting in the successful completion of projects as diverse as Gateway Park in Fitchburg and the protection of thousands of acres of public water supply land.