CLF forges lasting solutions for the region’s most critical environmental challenges.

Thanks to CLF’s relentless advocacy – in courtrooms, in statehouses, and in boardrooms from New England to D.C. – today Boston Harbor is the pride of the city, Georges Bank is free from oil and gas rigs, Lake Champlain’s polluted waters are getting cleaner, and New England’s remaining obsolete coal plants are on the verge of shutting down for good.

But we don’t just shut down polluters. We create comprehensive long-term solutions to environmental challenges. CLF is a critical mover in building a new energy infrastructure, restoring the health of our oceans, countering climate change, and safeguarding the health, quality of life, and economic prosperity of our families and neighbors for generations to come.

Detail-Couple-Marsh-EcoPhotography Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

  • 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

CLF and You

We rely on people like you to support our work – and we’re committed to putting your money to work where it matters most: supporting our advocacy across New England and making our region a cleaner, healthier place to live, work, and play for generations to come.

Our Annual Report

Conservation Matters Summer 2017CLF knows that creating change in New England often begins in one small town, one city neighborhood, or even one family’s living room. That’s why we don’t just stand up in courtrooms, conference rooms, and board rooms – we actively stand with our neighbors at town meetings, local hearings, and community gatherings. Our work makes a difference because every landmark legal outcome, innovative market solution, and breakthrough policy result is grounded in communities like yours and in people like you. This special annual report issue of Conservation Matters features some of the people who are working with CLF to build a brighter future for their communities across New England.

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