Division of Conservation Services (DCS)

DCS offers grants to municipalities and nonprofit organizations for the acquisition of conservation and parkland, as well as for park renovation and development. DCS also reviews Conservation Restrictions (CR), administers the Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC) Program, and supports Conservation Districts.

Contact Us


100 Cambridge Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114


Tom Anderson (617) 519-4587

For questions on the Conservation Land Tax Credit Program, Cranberry Bog Renovation Tax Credit Program, and Conservation Districts.

Melissa Cryan (857) 274-7173

For questions on Conservation Partnership, PARC, and Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, as well as Open Space and Recreation Plans.

Vanessa Farny (857) 330-1978

For questions on LAND, Small Communities, Drinking Water Supply Protection, and Landscape Partnership Grant Programs.


For questions on Conservation Restrictions CRreview.DCS@mass.gov

Who we serve

DCS is a division of EEA that offers funding to cities, towns, and nonprofit groups so that they can purchase and develop land for conservation or recreation purposes. DCS also provides technical assistance to people interested in CRs, the CLTC program, and Conservation Districts.

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