Concord Land Conservation Trust

The Concord Land Conservation Trust seeks to conserve the natural resources of Concord and the town’s traditional landscape of woods, meadows, and fields.

The Concord Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization devoted to the preservation of open land in the Town of Concord. Founded in 1959, CLCT has seven trustees and over 650 member families. CLCT seeks to conserve the natural resources of Concord and the town’s traditional landscape of woods, meadows, and fields.

Since its inception, CLCT has acquired through gift or purchase over 900 acres and holds conservation restrictions on an additional 265 acres. All of this land will be protected from development and remain in its natural state forever; once a property or a conservation restriction on a property is acquired by CLCT, it is never relinquished. An affiliate, the 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.

CLCT engages in activities to maintain and protect Concord’s natural resources. This includes mowing meadows, maintaining trails and controlling invasive plant species on CLCT land. Recent efforts also include sponsorship of a project to clear water chestnuts from Fairhaven Bay and, with other area organizations, researching the use of beetles to control the invasive purple loosestrife.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 141 Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-369-6526



William G.   June 17, 2021
Walden is the best open body of water for open water swimming in MA in my opinion. It is a great size where it feels big enough to go out and back and feel...
Mallory D.   October 20, 2020
There's nothing like a trip to Walden Pond to make you happy to be alive. Although some spots like Thoreau's cabin and the gift shop were closed, the...
Karen Y.   August 28, 2020
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Chris M.   August 19, 2020
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Karima Z.   July 18, 2020
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Todd E.   June 26, 2020
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Terry B.   May 10, 2020
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