SJC Rules in Favor of New England Forestry Foundation


On May 15th, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued its decision in the New England Forestry Foundation vs. Town of Hawley case. It was a unanimous and clear-cut victory for continued property tax exemption for legitimate land trusts.

Read the SJC decision here

Read an annotated summary of the decision here
prepared by Mark Robinson, Mass Land Trust Coalition board member and Executive Director of the Compact  of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts.

Mass Land Trust Coalition and Land Trust Alliance Amicus Brief here