New England is the birthplace of private land conservation, and the Land Trust Alliance itself started its journey here in 1982. Small in area (slightly larger than Washington state), this six-state region boasts the largest number of member land trusts: 255 strong. New England is diverse in both its people and geography. The coastal plains of southern New England, the forests, peaks and rolling hills of the northern Appalachian region, and the Atlantic Ocean coastline provide habitat for wildlife, working farms and forests, clean drinking water, important recreational opportunities and inspirational beauty for the numerous people living here.


If your organization is based in New England, our New England field staff is your first point of contact.

Land trusts can reach out to us for assistance with the following topics: organizational development, succession planning, risk management, best practices, Standards and Practices assessment and implementation, leadership development, peer exchanges, trainings, mentoring, board development, partnership development, community-centered conservation, climate change solutions and helping land trusts to improve their practices to better protect the local places people need and love.

We are here to support you by answering questions, providing solutions and responding to your needs. Please reach out any time!

Regional Programs