Ray Lyons, a conservation attorney based in Harvard, Massachusetts licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, represents landowners, the New England Forestry Foundation, and the Northeast Wilderness Trust and works with many conservation organizations to protect important open spaces throughout New England. He is a Coverts coordinator (now Mass Keystone) and a Member of the Corporation at Fruitlands. He previously served on his town's planning board and Greenway Committee and as a trustee of the Groton Conservation Trust. He holds a degree in music from Ithaca College and in law from Suffolk University. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts's Land Use committee, the National Association of Homebuilders, the New Hampshire Land Trust Coalition, and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition's Steering Committee, Massachusetts Easement Defense Subcommittee (MEDS), and Conservation Attorney Referral Panel.. He is an active member of the Land Trust Alliance's Learning Council and the Massachusetts Easement Defense Subcommittee (MEDS), and is an emeritus member of the Alliance's Conservation Defense Advisory Council. He is a frequent speaker at Rally and the Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference on issues ranging from property tax exemptions to welcoming people with disabilities onto conservation properties. He is a former trustee of the Groton Conservation Trust. A longtime musician (saxophone and flute), he enjoys making music with others.
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