The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.
We are the Commonwealth’s largest private owner of farmland, and local food and agriculture play a key role in our mission. Our farms connect people to land through food, helping them understand the value of land conservation for communities and people. That’s why we’re proud to be involved with Boston Public Market and excited to be hiring a leader to help make that involvement a success.