individual board members
Carlisle Conservation Foundation was founded in 1960 with the mission
of preserving the natural beauty and the rural character of Carlisle.
The preserving of open space can be for town recreation, conservation
of land, wildlife and forestry corridors or the promotion of responsible
development of real estate. The vision of those many years ago has
enabled Carlisle to preserve much of its rural feel. A Board of
Trustees, all residents of Carlisle, heads the Foundation.
Carlisle Conservation Foundation tries to proactively target and protect
those open spaces that are most important to the town. We try to plan
in advance and work with land owners of significant or important tracts
of land to arrive at a beneficial solution for both the land owner
and the town. Sometimes this is done in a very public fashion and
involves town meetings, other times the privacy of land owners is
We Do it
a few dollars for planning, surveying and legal advice, the Conservation
Foundation can help landowners protect land that is worth ten-fold+
more. While the Foundation cannot afford to buy land out right, it
does bring together parties and a knowledge base of volunteers and
professional services to create a "win-win" result which adds to our
the citizens of Carlisle and those who visit and recreate in Carlisle
or just pass through and take in the views.
We Pay For What We Do
Carlisle Conservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization
funded by the generous donations and dues of members and friends.
to Other Conservation and Planning Entities in Carlisle
space planning and preservation in Carlisle results from a mixed interaction
of Town functions, private organization efforts, and interested citizenry.
These include: enforcement of wetland protection statutes by the Town
Conservation Commission; subdivision and road-planning supervision
by the Town Planning Board; planning assistance and advocacy provided
by Carlisle Conservation Foundation; autonomous land stewardship rendered
by the Carlisle Land Trust and the Trustees of Reservations. As an
independent organization separate from town government, the Carlisle
Conservation Foundation advocates, encourages and facilitates open
space preservation across diverse constituencies via the widest possible
range of land-ownership options from limited development to local,
state or federal government purchase.
We Are Located
Carlisle Conservation Foundation
P.O. Box 300
Carlisle, MA 01741