The Land Stewardship Committee (LSCom) is a subcommittee of Acton’s Conservation
Commission. All conservation lands are owned by the Town of Acton, and 1650 acres of this land is maintained
by LSCom with guidance from the Department of Natural Resources and in cooperation with other town departments.
These lands are grouped into 16 conservation lands, 14 of which are now actively stewarded. These are detailed elsewhere
within this website. LSCom is an all-volunteer committee directed by an Associate Commissioner of the Conservation
These conservation lands are well protected. The state has authorized the purchase of conservation
land as a way of conserving our vanishing natural resources. Transfer of these lands to any other purpose than for
open space is intentionally difficult. Such transfer requires a majority vote of the Conservation Commission—stipulating
that the land in question is no longer needed by it—plus a two-thirds vote of the Town Meeting and a two-thirds vote
of each house of the state legislature.