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CONSERVATION LAND AND TRAILS
The Wellfleet Conservation Trust is a lead entity in Town and an active participant in conservation initiatives. The Trust has 127 holdings, 96 of which are fee-owned and the remaining 31 in conservation restrictions. In total slightly over 364 acres are protected, two-thirds of which are wetland. The largest parcel is 22 acres and smallest 0.02 acres.
Over the years private and public organizations and dedicated individuals have worked in close cooperation to conserve land in Wellfleet and promote the importance of preserving our natural resources. The Cape Cod National Seashore is a major conservator of land in Wellfleet along with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The Town of Wellfleet, with the strong support of its citizens for the work of the Wellfleet Open Space Committee and the Wellfleet Conservation Commission, successfully leads conservation efforts throughout the Town. The Trust, as a private institution, works closely with, and supports the Town's efforts.
In cooperation with the Wellfleet Conservation Commission and Town Open Space Committee there are several contiguous properties which provide opportunities for the public to enjoy walking, photography, good exercise and all the other benefits of our Town’s valuable natural resources. When visiting these Conservation lands, please stay use designated parking areas and stay on the trails.