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Conservation Restriction Resources

The following list of resources is available to help you learn about and understand conservation restrictions (CRs), and how you can use them to protect the remaining open space in Waltham.

The Massachusetts Conservation Restriction Handbook

Currently out of print, the 1999 edition is only available as a Portable Document Format (PDF) at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) web site. To download the handbook, click this link:  The handbook includes application forms and instructions for preparing a CR.

For more information about Land Protection at  the EEA web site click here.

Conservation Easement Handbook

Land Trust Alliance
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005-4711

Division of Conservation Services

Joel Lerner
Director of Conservation Services
EOEA, 251 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Community Preservation Initiative

Includes Community Buildout Summaries for 351 cities and towns as well as Alternative Futures Tools, Fiscal Impact Tools and Community Development Plans.

American Farmland Trust

Jesse Robertson-Dubois
Farmland Information Specialist
1 Short St., Suite 2
Northampton, MA 01060
Fact Sheets:

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

113 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-3400
Publications and seminars

Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

Cristina Pratt
Associate Director
2 Clock Tower Place, Suite 500
Maynard, MA 01754
Voice: 978.897.0739
Fax: 978.461.0322

Cape Cod Commission

For Model TDR:

The Trustees of Reservations

Ginny Slack
Administrative Coordinator of Land Conservation
978.921.1944, ext. 1863

Trust for Public Land

Conservation Finance Program
33 Union St.
Boston MA 02108

Massachusetts Historical Commission

Christopher Skelly
Director of Local Government Programs
220 Morrisey Blvd
Boston MA 02125

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