Nashoba Conservation Trust is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the preservation and protection of Pepperell’s rural character and its natural resources. NCT was established in 1969 with a continuing mission to acquire and preserve natural resources and wildlife areas for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations, as well as to educate the public about wise use of natural resources.
Protecting Pepperell’s Rural Heritage
Land is Pepperell’s link to both its past and to its future. It defines the character of this rural community and offers sanctuary from steadily expanding metropolitan areas. It provides recreational and educational opportunities as well as habitat for diverse animal and plant species. Protection of land is critical to assure our continued quality of life, a future for agriculture, educational and recreational activities, and a safe water supply for Pepperell in the years to come.
NCT works with land owners, the Town of Pepperell and other conservation organizations to preserve Pepperell’s rural character through land donations and conservation easements. NCT provides educational activities and recreational hikes for the community, as well as builds and maintains the trails on its lands. Today residents and visitors can experience Pepperell’s diverse habitats and beautiful scenery on the protected properties NCT owns or manages. NCT additionally reaches out to its members and the community on topical subjects through its newsletter and web site, and coordinates with other conservation groups to support and promote smart and sustainable growth in our region.