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Conservation is good for the sole.

Welcome to The Carlisle Conservation Foundation

Land is our common ground.

Since 1960, The Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) has worked to preserve natural beauty and open space in Carlisle, Massachusetts. CCF was established as a private organization to work with the town, individual land owners and other organizations to protect open space for wildlife habitat, passive recreation, and scenic vistas; to provide education on local species; and to promote responsible development practices. By connecting land owners with volunteers and professional services, CCF helps preserve natural resources in Carlisle for all to enjoy.

Preserving open space is our common goal.

As an independent non-profit organization separate from town government, CCF advocates, encourages, and facilitates open space preservation through a wide range of land-ownership options, from limited development to government and private purchase. CCF also works with individuals and organizations to enforce wetlands protection, optimize and supervise subdivision and road planning, and sponsors education and advocacy efforts in our schools and community.

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Land Preservation

CCF helps landowners discover options to preserve land and helps facilitate transactions.

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Conservation & Advocacy

CCF works with town, state, federal, and other private organizations to advocate for land preservation and conservation.

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Outreach & Education

CCF offers programming about conservation and natural resources for people of all ages.

 Some of our success stories.

Every conservation story begins with a landowner. CCF helps owners achieve their goals by providing the support and knowledge necessary to protect their land in perpetuity. To view a complete list properties owned and protected by CCF, click here.

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Ways to give

Your support makes all the difference.

Land preservation requires a great deal of resources. Your gift will have a positive impact on our town for years to come.


Upcoming Events

Nature-focused outings and lectures in Carlisle are hosted by CCF and other local organizations. Unless otherwise noted, the walks and lectures are free of charge and beginner-friendly; all are welcome. Most walks last two to three hours at a leisurely pace. Be prepared for wet conditions underfoot; bring binoculars if you have them. If you have any questions, contact the outing leader by clicking on their names below or email CCF Board member Alan Ankers.

If you want to be added to an email reminder list for CCF Nature Walks & Talks, click here. Want us to reshare your photo? Email it to CCF with your caption OR post it to your Instagram account, then send a direct message to @ccf.nature and we will repost it. CCF will not provide your email to any other organization.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 300   |  Carlisle, MA 01741  |

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