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

Wildlands Trust works to sustain the rural character and quality of life enjoyed by the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts by protecting high quality conservation and agricultural lands. 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

We are one of the largest and oldest regional land trusts in Massachusetts and, since our founding in 1973, we have helped to ensure the protection of nearly 10,000 acres of natural and agricultural lands. We currently have seven full-time and four part-time staff carrying out the day to day activities of Wildlands Trust. We also have interns, seasonal employees, and volunteers who assist us on a regular basis. Our Board of Directors is comprised of 18 committed individuals from the communities we serve and we enjoy the support of nearly 1,200 members from around the region.

Partnerships play a very big 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, Trustees of Reservations and the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.


Board of Directors:

Chairman - Douglas E. Hart, Duxbury
Vice Chairman - Patricia Loring, Duxbury
Treasurer - Greg Lucini, Berkley
Secretary - Scott Ford, Braintree

Marilynn Atterbury, Plymouth
Robert Bird, Plymouth
Allan Caggiano, Norwell
Samuel Chapin, Plymouth
Crystal Farrar Gould, N. Marshfield
Brian Harrington, Plymouth
John Hornstra, Hingham
Gary Langenbach, Kingston
Virginia M. Murray, Plymouth
Wayne R. Petersen, Hanson
Howard Randall, Plympton
Charlotte Russell, Plymouth - Emeritus
Mark Russo, Plympton
Deborah Sedares, Plymouth

Special Counsel:

Michael S. Nuesse, Hull