News & Events

Recent Events:

Winterfest! Saturday, February 7
at Fruitlands Museum Read more here

The Trust’s Annual New Year’s Day Walk was held on the trails at Fruitlands Museum.   Click here for more

Annual Meeting - November 19.  Mary Holland returned as featured speaker.  See photos

Run for the Hills 
was held September 7 - our 5th year! Photos here 

Ongoing Events: 
Take our Trail Challenge and win a prize!


Harvard Conservation Trust seeks a new Executive Director.
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2015.
To see the full job announcement and procedure for applying, please visit here: 

Tree-for-All planting instructions for Black Chokeberry
Elizabeth May Hawthorn tree dedication - June 1

Our Mission

The Harvard Conservation Trust, HCT, is a private, charitable, non-profit land trust. Our mission is “to preserve the unique character and natural resources of Harvard.”

We actively seek to preserve:

  • Harvard’s rural and agricultural character;
  • Open lands for outdoor education, recreation, and enjoyment;
  • Areas of historical significance or natural beauty;
  • The Town’s water resources, marshland, swamps, wetland, and wildlife.
  • Sites of educational and environmental significance. 

Click here to learn more about our work.

Between 1985 and 2000 Harvard lost over 1300 acres of open space. Please help us in our efforts to preserve Harvard’s valued landscape.

"I want to do something splendid... something heroic
or wonderful that won't be forgotten..."

- Louisa May Alcott,
Little Women