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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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Land Bank Guided Walks

Posted 11/28/22

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank staff this Sunday, December 4 at 1pm for a guided walk of Fulling Mill Brook to Peaked Hill Reservation in Chilmark. The walk is given rain or shine. 

Shotgun Hunting

Posted 11/28/22

Please be advised that shotgun hunting is allowed on the following properties: Blackwater Pond Reservation Brines Pond Preserve Chappy Five Corners Gay Head Moraine John Presbury Norton Farm M…

Affordable Housing

Posted 11/2/22

This week the land bank corresponded with each of the towns’ housing committees to suggest that they survey their towns for properties possibly suitable for conservation-affordable housing…

Agricultural Leases

Posted 10/26/22

The land bank is accepting proposals for three agricultural leases:  Peaked Hill Reservation in Chilmark; Short Cove Preserve in West Tisbury; and Sweetened Water Preserve in Edgartown. Bid packages…


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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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