News & Events

Our house on the Brown property needs a good home! 
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Upcoming Events: 
Walk off those post-tax paying blues - walk with us on the Brown property; April 19
Tree-for-All coming May 3 and 4! 
Read about this year's selection
Birding with Pat White -
May 3 on the Brown land
Elizabeth May Hawthorn tree dedication -
June 1
Run for the Hills -
our 5th year!

Winterfest Scavenger hunt
The Annual New Year's Day walk
was well attended.  Photos

Take our Trail Challenge and win a prize!

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