Conservation Districts

The Conservation Districts of Massachusetts have provided leadership on conservation issues across the state since 1945. Working in partnership with governmental agencies at all levels – local, state, and federal – as well as a wide range of nonprofit organizations and other entities, Conservation Districts help protect and conserve the Commonwealth’s natural resources and establish priorities for conservation activities and programs. Led by local residents, each Conservation District is a voice for its regional community.

A Conservation District is a division of state government established under state law to conserve and wisely manage natural resources. Conservation Districts identify natural resource concerns in their communities, then coordinate public and private services and financial support to address those concerns.

There are 13 Conservation Districts in Massachusetts, generally corresponding to the state’s 14 counties. (The Conservation Districts of Hampden and Hampshire counties merged in 2016.) Locations and contact information for each office are listed below.

Everyone lives in, and can participate in, a Conservation District. For more details, scroll through this document:

Conservation District offices

Berkshire Conservation District
78 Center Street   Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 443-1776

Bristol Conservation District
(currently inactive)

Cape Cod Conservation District
303 Main Street   West Yarmouth, MA 02673
(508) 771-6476

Dukes Soil Conservation District
PO Box 1010   Edgarton, MA 02539

Essex Conservation District
(currently inactive)

Franklin Conservation District
55 Federal Street   Greenfield, MA 01035

Hampden/Hampshire Conservation District
195 Russell Street, Suite B6   Hadley, MA 01035

Middlesex Conservation District
319 Littleton Road, Suite 205   Westford, MA 01886

Nantucket Conservation District 
(currently inactive)

Norfolk Conservation District 
(currently inactive)

Plymouth County Conservation District
15 Cranberry Highway   West Wareham, MA 02576

Suffolk Conservation District
PO Box 190942   Boston, MA 02119-1909
(617) 442-2047

Worcester County Conservation District
52 Boyden Road, Room 100   Holden, MA 01520
(508) 829-4477 ext. 5

MACD Conservation District Supervisor resources