Barnstable Land Trust acquires deeded ownership of land through outright gift, "bargain sale" (purchases below market value), or neighborhood-driven fundraising and purchase.
BLT provides technical assistance to Barnstable neighbors who identify parcels for preservation in our community. We also offer assistance to landowners who wish to consider land preservation options, to Town boards and committees on open space issues, and to developers and realtors who wish information about setting aside land as open space.
We also provide educational and volunteer opportunities for our growing membership.
What We Protect
Barnstable Land Trust manages land entrusted to our care. BLT holds wildlife habitat, scenic views, wetlands, sensitive watershed parcels, forests and other valuable open space, in its natural state, in perpetuity for the benefit of the community and future generations.
What Is a Land Trust?
Land trusts are local, state, or regional non-profit organizations directly involved in protecting land for its natural, recreational, scenic, historical, or productive value. Most land trusts are private, non-profit corporations. Land trusts are not "trusts" in the legal sense, and may also be called "conservancies," "foundations," or any number of other names descriptive of their purpose. More...
Walks & Talks
Early spring through late autumn, BLT celebrates Barnstable’s special places with our annual Walks & Talks nature series. View the 2013 schedule...