and Protection Program
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation is charged with the
care and oversight of the natural resources of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts (Article
97 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts).
One of the methods by which DCR acts as a steward for the state's
natural resources is through the direct acquisition of land and
property interests. Since the first park was created in 1898, DCR has continually acquired
additional open space lands to protect and enhance Massachusetts'
natural, historic, and recreational resources.
Using the Land Acquisition and Protection
Strategic Plan as a guide, the Department's land protection
team works to identify, evaluate, acquire and protect the
vast array of natural and cultural resources across the state…from
the Berkshire Highlands to the Connecticut River Valley to
Cape Cod and the Islands.
For more information regarding the DCR Land Protection Program, please call Jennifer Howard, Director of Land Protection at (413) 586-8706, ext. 18.