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Open Space Protected Through VCS Action

Unlike our land trust colleagues, VCS owns very little land outright. Instead, we view our role in land conservation on Martha's Vineyard as that of facilitator: securing permanent protection of open space through the creation of conservation restrictions, or helping "position" a property for purchase by a land trust or public agency through legal advocacy, public outreach, and fundraising. 

Below is a sampling of the many Island farms, natural habitats, historic landmarks, and community treasures that VCS has worked to ensure will be forever protected for future generations to enjoy. Click the links to learn more about the conservation history of some of these amazing places.



Farm Fields & Meadows, West Tisbury Village Environs

Gay Head Cliffs

Katama Farm (home of the FARM Institute)