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Our Mission

To conserve the farms, forests, and landscapes that define the character of our region.

North County Land Trust is a 501c(3) non-profit, regional land conservation organization founded in 1992 to protect, preserve and promote the natural resources of north central Massachusetts.

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.

Recent News

AmeriCorps positions available beginning this fall!

NCLT is hosting two MassLIFT AmeriCorps members for full-time work beginning this fall. We are looking for a Land Stewardship Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator. Check out the job descriptions here and please pass the word to anyone you know who might be interested.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Land Stewardship Coordinator

Check out our upcoming events for the summer!

Summer is here and we are delighted to announce our upcoming nature hikes. We are thrilled to have a great team of talented guides and naturalists leading us. Our hikes are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of our members and donors. If you are already a member, thank you for making these walks possible. Our Directors and staff look forward to attending these walks and meeting you. Bring a friend and help us spread the word!


A word from our Interim Executive Director, Lucy Crocker Abisalih

"...In the coming weeks, you will learn more about some of NCLT’s top initiatives right here. We have plans to expand our community outreach and build our education program as we continue to partner with other local organizations doing complementary work for the common good. We are grateful for your support of our work, which allows us to access vital funding through private foundations and state and federal grant programs. Without your help, we would not be able to accomplish what we do..."


NCLT is a partner in an initiative to promote local agriculture in Central Massachusetts!

Central Mass Grown connects farmers and producers to stores and restaurants, and promotes the value of local food and products to consumers. Buying local is the best way to support small-scale agriculture and our region's economy..

Our Farmland Inventory Project is collecting important information about farming in each town and city we serve, including the number of farms, farm acres in production and what is produced. To develop the Farmland Inventory, we are working with Agricultural Commissions to map the farms and farmland in their communities…