What is Opacum?

Opacum Land Trust, Inc. is a thirteen town land conservation organization founded by volunteers in 2000 to protect natural and cultural resources in South Central Massachusetts. These non-renewable resources include:

  • Historic and prehistoric sites
  • Fertile farmland
  • Lush green forests
  • River corridors
  • Wetlands and watersheds
  • Vernal pools
  • Scenic vistas
  • Habitat for endangered animals and plants  

Our aim is to protect the New England charm and rural character of our communities, promote proactive conservation and the creation of greenways and wildlife corridors. Opacum Land Trust is able to permanently protect open space through donation or purchase of land, bargain sales, or by holding a Conservation Restriction.

To accomplish these tasks, your membership and donations are necessary. Please help us reach our conservation goals and become a member today!

Opacum Land Trust
P.O. Box 233
Sturbridge, MA 01566

e-mail Opacum Land Trust

Phone: (508) 347-9144

Opacum Land Trust is a member of the Mass Land Trust Coalition, the Land Trust Alliance and The MassConn Sustainable Forest Partnership.


2014 has been designated the Year of the Salamander. Opacum Land Trust (named after the Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum, is proud to be a partner in this campaign. Visit www.parcplace.org for more info.