Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) is a regional land trust, founded in 1953. For over 50 years, SVT has been dedicated to conserving land and protecting wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet and Sudbury river basin. This is one of the most scenic, culturally rich, and historically significant regions in the United States. Today, over 3,300 members support SVT’s work in 36 different towns in the watershed.
Currently, SVT is responsible for the protection and care of over 140 properties totaling more than 3,600 acres of diverse conservation lands that include wetlands, sensitive habitats, trails and other open spaces including major reservations. SVT reservations are open to the public free of charge, and include trails for walking, bird watching, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.
We are proud to have been instrumental as partners in preserving an additional 6,000 acres now under the permanent protection of public agencies, including the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Working in close collaboration with landowners, businesses, local conservation commissions and government agencies, SVT pursues its land protection goals through land acquisition and stewardship, advocacy, and education. SVT accomplishes its work through an active community-based 17 member voluntary board, 9 staff members and over 150 volunteers.
Learn more about Sudbury Valley Trustees history. View a list of staff members and contact information and see a list of Board members. To learn more about where we work, view our region.