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The land bank is a rare breed. Neither a sanctuary program nor a park system, it is a middle ground where the highest virtues of conservation can be realized: public enjoyment of nature, where limits and restraint secure the natural world’s future and prosperity. Learn more about the land bank…

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Posted 8/30/22

The land bank commission has voted to participate in the Massachusetts Youth Deer Hunt Day, scheduled for October 1, 2022, if there is sufficient interest. In order for the land bank to plan which…

Progress Report on New Properties

Posted 7/22/22

The land bank continues management planning for its newest properties, the James Pond Preserve in West Tisbury and the Squibnocket Pond Reservation in Aquinnah (this latter property is co-owned with…

Goat Manure Program

Posted 7/22/22

The land bank goat program still has free manure available for pick-up. If you are interested in picking up some manure, please send an email and we will work on setting up a time when someone is…

Drone Reminder

Posted 3/21/22

Reminder:  drones are not permitted to be launched from land bank properties.

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The land bank collects a fee on the island’s real estate transactions to fund land conservation and stewardship on the island. Land bank forms are available for download and printing.

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