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.
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.