Preserving and Protecting
Nantucket’s Open Spaces

Conservation, recreation and agriculture for the benefit of the public in perpetuity

The first program of its kind in the United States, the Nantucket Islands Land Bank is a land conservation program created to acquire, hold, and manage important open spaces, resources and endangered landscapes for the use and enjoyment of the general public. Since 1983, the Land Bank has served as a model for several communities across the country. The success of these efforts and those of other public and private conservation groups is evident in the quality of life on Nantucket for both residents and visitors. To date, nearly half of Nantucket is forever-protected open space.

Interactive Map

Interactive Map

To date, nearly half of Nantucket is forever protected open space. Explore Land Bank properties and walking trails on our interactive map.

Explore our Properties



Nantucket Land Bank meeting agendas are posted in the Agendas and Minutes section of the Town website.



All property transfer forms are available at the Land Bank office and are also available for download here.

Land Bank News

Proposed Amendment to Rules and Regulations

There will be a public hearing for the amendment to the Land Bank’s Rules and Regulations on May 23, 2017

Creeks on Nantucket

Preserving the Public Trust

The holidays are a time of joy and family gatherings, but also a time of reflection and appreciation for what