Concord Land Conservation Trust
The Concord Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt trust devoted to the preservation and conservation of open land in the Town of Concord. Founded in 1959, CLCT now has six trustees and over 500 member families. CLCT seeks to preserve Concord’s natural landscape, open space, wildlife corridors and habitats, and sense of place. CLCT works in concert with the Town of Concord, Minuteman National Park and other local conservation organizations to maximize the amount of protected property.

Since its inception, CLCT has acquired, through gift or purchase, over 800 acres and holds conservation restrictions on an additional 225 acres. All of this land will be protected from development and remain in its natural state forever; once property or a conservation restriction on property is acquired by CLCT, it is never relinquished. A subsidiary, Concord Open Land Foundation (COLF), was founded in 1988 to engage in conservation transactions where the land acquired, or a portion of it, may be subsequently sold or swapped. The five directors of COLF meet regularly with CLCT Trustees and participate in CLCT functions.

Land owned by the CLCT, as well as, in varying degrees, much of the land on which CLCT holds conservation restrictions, is open to public use. Many CLCT properties are ideal for hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, sledding, canoeing and ice skating. Swimming, camping, fires, hunting and motorized vehicles are not permitted.

Contact Concord Land Conservation Trust

Nancy Cowan
CLCT Administrator
175 Sudbury Rd
PO Box 141
Concord, Massachusetts  01742-0141
Phone: (978) 369-6526


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