About Us

Scripture Hill at Sumner Farm
View from Scripture Hill on Sumner Farm, Fitchburg. Conserved with a grant from the federal Forest Legacy Program.

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.

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.

20th Anniversary

In 2012, we celebrated our 20th Anniversary by honoring our founders, the Crocker family.

Click here for the presentation shown at our 2012 Annual Meeting.