The Trustees of Reservations

aka The Trustees   |   Boston, MA   |  www.thetrustees.org

Mission

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

Ruling year info

1935

President & CEO

Ms. Barbara J. Erickson

Main address

200 High Street 4th Floor

Boston, MA 02110 USA

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EIN

04-2105780

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

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Land Conservation

The Trustees of Reservations protects more than 47,000 acres of land, through ownership of nearly 27,000 acres in 117 reservations throughout Massachusetts open to the public and through conservation restrictions protecting another 20,000 acres. Finding, preserving, protecting, monitoring, and caring for these properties takes a dedicated staff, including a broad range of highly trained professionals with expertise in conservation, land management, agriculture, ecology, cultural resources, and historic resource preservation. These staff multiply the effect of their work with many highly talented and enthusiastic volunteers who help them accomplish their land conservation and protection efforts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As the Trustees’ Boston presence has expanded in the last decade, we have become increasingly aware of the opportunities for positive change along the City’s waterfront as well as the critical issues that threaten its world-class reputation. Most notably, these include lack of quality open space that provides community amenities, signature beauty or waterfront identity; significant vulnerability to major weather events; the lack of a cohesive waterfront vision or plan amongst City stakeholders; and haphazard development and municipal planning. Our response to these opportunities and challenges is our Boston Waterfront Initiative, which advances a bold vision for iconic, public open space on the Boston Waterfront. Our goal is to contribute to the City’s quality of life by creating and managing a significant park or parks that serve as a world-class destination and increase our stature as a city on the coast; support diverse community need and accessibility; bring value to Boston’s climate resiliency goals; and create financially feasible open space that has a viable plan for its long-term care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Considered the museum of the Massachusetts landscape, The Trustees is dedicated to increasing public appreciation and use of its properties. Core to this are creative efforts to reach and engage new and expanded audiences through powerful experiences at Trustees’ gardens, historic houses, beaches, and public parks. In 2016, The Trustees launched Art & the Landscape, an initiative aimed at enhancing and enriching the visitor experience through site-specific outdoor art installations by world renowned contemporary artists. With this initiative, we seek to: provide contemporary artists with an opportunity to create work in new settings and engage with new audiences; change the paradigm of artwork in public space from objects that are meant solely to be observed and contemplated, to structures that are catalysts for interaction, exchange, dialogue, and participation; activate our sites by attracting new audiences and engaging current audiences in new ways; transform the way audiences experience key Trustees landscapes; and further The Trustees’ stature as a cultural leader.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Land Trust Alliance 2010

Financials

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The Trustees of Reservations

Board of directors
as of 12/31/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Peter Coffin

Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

Brian Kinney

BMK Investments

Amy Auerbach

Boston Children's Museum

William Constable

A. W. Perry, Inc.

David Foster

Harvard Forest and Harvard University

Eunice Panetta

Private Investor

Cyrus Taraporevala

State Street Global Advisors

Hugh Morton

Retired attorney

Paula Cortes

Cortes Associates

Andrew Davis

Overall Capital Partners

Jeffrey Fager

Community Volunteer

Clement Benenson

Community Volunteer

Edward Ladd

Community Volunteer

Peter Coffin

Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

Karen Conway

Registered Architect in Massachusetts

Elizabeth de Montrichard

Community Volunteer

Thomas French

McKinsey & Company

Robert Mason

Project 11

Paula Cortés

Cortes Associates

David Croll

MC Partners

Uzochi Erlingsson

HMS MEDscience

Roland Hoch

Global Organics, Ltd.

Elizabeth Johnson

Community Volunteer

Edward Ladd

Standish Asset Management

Michael Prior

ATN International