Conservation Law Foundation

Conservation Law Foundation

Conservation Law Foundation

CLF’s tenacious advocacy staff has worked to solve the most significant environmental problems that threaten New England. CLF’s advocates use law, economics and science to create innovative strategies to conserve natural resources, protect public health and promote vital communities in our region. Protecting Georges Bank from oil drilling and overfishing, ending decades of thoughtless sewage dumping into Boston Harbor, preserving bear habitat in Vermont, saving New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch from a 4-lane highway and writing monumental lead protection laws in Rhode Island – these are but a few of CLF’s landmark achievements.

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62 Summer Street , Boston , Massachusetts 02110-1016 USA
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Business Type:
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Industry Type:
Environmental Regulations and Compliance
Market Focus:
Regionally (various states or provinces)
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Since 1966, Conservation Law Foundation has used the law, science, policymaking, and the business market to find pragmatic, innovative solutions to New England’s toughest environmental problems. Whether that means cleaning up Boston Harbor, protecting ocean fisheries to ensure continued supply, stopping unnecessary highway construction in scenic areas, or expanding access to public transportation, we are driven to make all of New England a better place to live, work, and play. What’s more, we have the toughness to hold polluters accountable, and the tenacity to see complex challenges through to their conclusion. CLF is also nimble enough to adjust course as conditions change to achieve the best outcomes. Our goal is not to preserve what used to be, but to create an even better New England a region that’s truly thriving.


A healthy, thriving New England – for generations to come.


CLF protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.


  • Passion: we care deeply about keeping the environment healthy and thriving for all
  • Courage: we take bold stances and we don’t give up
  • Creativity: we find a way to “get to yes”
  • Excellence: we earn respect from others through high standards for ourselves
  • Integrity: we do the right thing
  • Inclusiveness: we believe we are all in this together