Founded in 1891, The Trustees is one of Massachusetts' largest non-profits and the nation's first conservation and preservation organization. We preserve and protect places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty and hold these "reservations" in "trust" for public use and enjoyment. Our passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using our properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in our mission-driven work. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone. Today, we care for 116 special reservations-from beaches to farms, gardens and historic sties-within minutes of every resident.