Opacum Land Trust, Inc. is a 13-town regional land conservation organization
formed in 2000 to protect natural and cultural resources in South Central
Massachusetts. These non-renewable resources include fertile farmland, lush green
forests, river corridors, wetlands and watersheds, vernal pools, habitat for endangered
animals and plants, scenic vistas, and historic and prehistoric sites.
We work in the towns of Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, East Brookfield, Holland, Monson, North
Brookfield, Palmer, Sturbridge, Southbridge, Wales, Warren & West Brookfield.
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 easement.
Opacum Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donors can take advantage
of charitable tax deductions, income tax deductions, or reduced property or estate
taxes to the maximum extent allowable by law.
What is a Land Trust
A land trust is a nonprofit, voluntary organization that works hand-in-hand with landowners who
want to protect their property. Land trusts use a variety of tools, such as conservation
easements that permanently restrict the uses of the land, land donations, purchases and
strategic estate planning, to protect America’s open spaces and green places which are
increasingly threatened by sprawl and development. Local, regional and national land trusts,
often staffed by volunteers, are helping communities save America’s land heritage.