Land Trusts

Land trusts are abundant in our state preserving properties of all sizes from development.  There are over 137 organizations that serve to protect natural resources by secure hiking and recreation, ecological buffer zones, and open spaces.

Land trusts are mostly non-profit and community based, seeking to preserve the forests, river corridors, farmland, watersheds, parklands, marshes, scenic vistas, and hiking trails in a given town or region.  Land Trust are also largely volunteer operated and are a great way to get involved in your area.

A complete directory courtesy of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council can be found here: Land Trust Directory as of 9.28.17

Currently only the largest and regional land trusts are listed here.  As this site continues to develop I hope this page will provide a more polished and complete representation of Connecticut’s land trusts.

Aspetuck Land Trust
Avalonia land Conservancy, Inc.
Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association/Wolf Den Land Trust
Eversource Land Trust
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Inc.
Great Meadows Conservation Trust
Heritage Land Preservation Trust
Joshua’s Trust
Kongscut Land Trust, Inc.
Middlesex Land Trust
Northern Connecticut Land Trust
Roxbury Land Trust
Waterford Land Trust, Inc.
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust
Wintonbury Land Trust
Wyndham Land Trust