Harvard Conservation Trust

The Harvard Conservation Trust (HCT) is a private, charitable, non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation of Harvard's unique character and valuable resources.

We actively seek to preserve:

  • Harvard's rural and agricultural character;

  • Open lands for outdoor education, recreation, and enjoyment;

  • Areas of historical significance or natural beauty;

  • Harvard's water resources, marshland, swamps, wetlands, and wildlife; and

  • Buildings (including affordable housing), monuments, and sites of historical, educational, and environmental significance.

At the core of Harvard's natural beauty is, of course, its land. Accordingly, our top priority is to protect the land of Harvard from unwanted development. So, that open spaces can be protected for future generations, we seek to acquire lands through gifts or purchases. We then hold the land in trust, or, in turn, sell or give the land to the Town. The Trust is chartered under the laws of Massachusetts, empowering us to buy, sell, or hold property.

Contact Harvard Conservation Trust

Marylynn Gentry
Executive Director
249 Ayer Road
PO Box 31, Suite 202
Harvard, Massachusetts  01451-0031
Phone: 978-456-9292
Fax: 978-772-3154


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Massachusetts

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