The Carlisle Conservation Foundation was founded in 1960 with the mission of preserving the natural beauties and the rural character of Carlisle. The preserving of open space can be for town recreation, conservation of land, wildlife and forestry corridors or the promotion of responsible development of real estate. The vision of those many years ago has enabled Carlisle to preserve much of its rural feel. A Board of Trustees, all residents of Carlisle, heads the Foundation
The Carlisle Conservation Foundation tries to proactively target and protect those open spaces that are most important to the town. We try to plan in advance and work with land owners of significant or important tracts of land to arrive at a beneficial solution for both the land owner and the town. Sometimes this is done in a very public fashion and involves town meetings, other times the privacy of land owners is paramount.