Our Mission

Wildlands Trust works throughout Southeastern Massachusetts to conserve and permanently protect native habitats, farmland, and lands of high ecological and scenic value that serve to keep our communities healthy and our residents connected to the natural world.

Our Vision

We envision a future where open land is abundant, our water is clean, and forests, farms, wetlands, fields, ponds and coastal areas are commonplace sightings on our landscape.

Our History

Founded in 1973, Wildlands Trust is one of the largest and oldest regional land trusts in Massachusetts and has helped to ensure the protection of 8,500 acres of natural and agricultural lands. Currently, we have seven full-time and four part-time staff carrying out the day-to-day activities of the organization. We also have interns, seasonal employees and volunteers who assist us on a regular basis. Our Board of Directors comprises 18 committed individuals from the communities we serve.

Partnerships play a large role in our work to protect land and we are proud to partner with dozens of agencies and non-governmental organizations including the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, The Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Trust for Public Lands, The Trustees of Reservations and the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

Board of Directors:

Chairman Emeritus - Douglas E. Hart, Duxbury
Chairman - Samuel Chapin, Plymouth
Vice Chairman - Scott Ford, Braintree
Treasurer - Greg Lucini, Berkley
Secretary - Deborah Sedares, Plymouth

Director Emeritus - Charlotte Russell, Plymouth
Marilynn Atterbury, Plymouth
Robert Bird, Plymouth
Allan Caggiano, Norwell
Crystal Farrar Gould, N. Marshfield
Monty Fischer, Manomet
Brian Harrington, Plymouth
John Hornstra, Hingham
Lucy Hutchinson, North Marshfield
Gary Langenbach, Kingston
Patricia Loring, Duxbury
Virginia M. Murray, Plymouth
Sandy Olney, Duxbury
Wayne R. Petersen, Hingham
Howard Randall, Plympton
Mark Russo, Plympton

Special Counsel:

Michael S. Nuesse, Hull