Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2005 (Revised March 2005)

The Trustees of Reservations

by Michael Chu


The executive director and chairman of the board of The Trustees of Reservations, one of the nation's oldest land conservation institutions, undertake a major governance restructuring. Reviews the forces leading to the change, the process by which its undertaken, and the resulting governance structure. It ends by identifying some challenges emerging from the new structure and raising the question whether to review governance again.

Keywords: Restructuring; Governance Controls; Performance Effectiveness; Problems and Challenges; Social Enterprise;


Chu, Michael. "The Trustees of Reservations." Harvard Business School Case 305-078, February 2005. (Revised March 2005.)