Edith Wislocki's hay field and surrounding woods, which she aims to place under conservation restrictions. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

‘Hope I’m going to live that long’: Land conservation program leaves applicants in limbo

In Massachusetts, preserving more forests, fields and wetlands is a critical way the state plans to slow climate change. But a popular land conservation program leaves many property owners in limbo. "I might die before this is done," said one applicant.

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