This section of the site contains a collection of archived articles from the old site that have been reproduced for your information and to provide an insight into the mission of the original site as it was several years ago. Below is an excerpt from the page outlining how volunteer committees helped maintain the organization.


The daily activity of the NRTB Organization is totally run by volunteers; as previously stated, we have neither paid staff nor office. Faithful and concerned people donating their time and talent accomplish all of our successes, from planning the many events to publishing the newsletter, to managing the address lists, website, and database. As additional people volunteer to help, we can check off addition tasks on our Action Lists.

Along with several routine seasonal committees, there are:

Four NRTB Standing Committees

A Director serves as Board Liaison to support each committee; a Chairman organizes and runs the committee to accomplish the current Action Plan. The Liaison should not also be the committee chairman. The committee chooses the chair annually; both may serve indefinitely if desired. Committees are autonomous with oversight in nature, meetings are held as needed. A quarterly update report to the board is expected.


The NRTB provides these links as an educational resource. The views expressed are those of the respective authors and organizations, and not necessarily of NRTB. The links below are intended to provide NRTB members and friends with access to the best available information on land and natural resources preservation.

General Land Conservation Web Sites

LTA: The Land Trust Alliance promotes voluntary land conservation and strengthens the land trust movement by providing the leadership, information, skill, and resources land trusts need to conserve land for the benefit of communities and natural systems. NRTB is proud to be a member organization of LTA, which is holding its 2004 annual meeting in nearby Providence, RI. NRTB members Kitty Doherty and James Hayes-Bohanan will be making a presentation, and many members will be attending. Take this opportunity to learn more about the rapidly-growing land trust movement!

MLTC: Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition is the association of Massachusetts land trusts and conservation organizations. Through his e-mail alerts, MLTC Chair Bernie McHugh provides a valuable service to all of the land trusts in the Commonwealth, keeping us abreast of the most critical developments on Beacon Hill. Subscribe, learn, and get involved!

MACC: The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissioners provides news about land conservation and applicable laws. More importantly, MACC provides comprehensive training in land protection at workshops held throughout the Commonwealth.

The Trustees of Reservations is the nation's oldest private, statewide conservation and preservation organization. Since 1891, it has protected over 33,000 acres of land in Massachusetts, including 82 public reservations representing many of the state's most scenic, ecologically rich, and historically important landscapes.

The Institute for Cultural Landscape Studies at Harvard University was founded in 1997. It works in the overlap among three interrelated fields:historic preservation, natural areas conservation, and land use planning.

The E. F. Schumacher Society, named after the author of Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered, is an educational non-profit organization founded in 1980. Its programs demonstrate that both social and environmental sustainability can be achieved by applying the values of human-scale communities and respect for the natural environment to economic issues.

The Trust for Public Land is a national, nonprofit land conservation that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, natural areas and open space. As a problem-solving organization, TPL works in partnership with government, business, and community groups to: acquire and preserve open space to serve human needs; share knowledge of nonprofit land acquisition; and pioneer methods of land conservation and environmentally sound land.

The Conservation Law Foundation is the largest regional environmental advocacy organization in the United States. We're based in New England, where our 25 professional advocates -- attorneys, scientists, economists, policy experts -- work on the most significant threats to the natural environment of the region, and to the health of its residents.

The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) coordinates the work of all state-level environmental agencies and initiatives in Massachusetts.

The Educational Programs page from the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Service includes activities for all ages. It including a favorite of NRTB President Kitty Doherty: BOW, Becoming an Outdoors Woman.

River Network's mission is to help people organize to protect and restore rivers and watersheds.

The home page of James Hayes-Bohanan, an NRTB board member and geography professor at Bridgewater State College, has a lot of local and global information about land use and related issues.

Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) are involved with planning for transportation, economic development, environmental protection and land use. SRPEDD also runs the Southeastern Massachusetts Data Center.

The Public Grazing Lands activists and conservationists that provide valuable information on how public lands are being used for general grazing.

Archived Titles

Below you will find a list of articles in the archive:

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