News & Events

Upcoming Events:  
Setember 27th: Mushroom hunt; details here
October 14 - Scourgie Clapp Conservation Land;
part of our Women's Tuesday Hiking Series: Register here
Run for the Hills was held September 7 - our 5th year! Photos here with more coming soon!
Take our Trail Challenge and win a prize!

Our house on the Brown property needs a good home! 
Read more
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