Why is the MassConn region so important?
The maps below clearly illustrate a compelling need for land conservation in our region. While the region is currently largely rural and well-covered in forestlands, many towns have seen a dramatic rise in population and development is encroaching quickly. Our proximity to urban and suburban development makes the region desirable for housing, and the pressure on landowners to develop continues to increase.
Our Region in Focus
Open Space and Land Cover in the MassConn region
Forest Blocks in the MassConn region
(areas of contiguous forest that are unfragmented by roads, development and agriculture)