Organization Description: Increase the effectiveness of land trusts and conservation organizations in Massachusetts in working with the legislature and governmental agencies on issues of direct interest to the conservation movement. Promote high ethical and professional standards as outlined in the Land Trust Alliance Statement of Standards and Practices for Land Trusts. Members agree to support this Statement as a general guide for their work. Assist The Trustees of Reservations in organizing and presenting the annual Massachusetts Land Trust Conference. Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, skills, and information within the conservation movement.