|The LITCHFIELD LAND TRUST|
Welcome to the Litchfield Land Trust Website.
Established in 1968 as one of Connecticut's earliest land trusts, LLT is dedicated to helping protect the New England character, scenic vistas and natural resources of Litchfield for present and future residents. Today, LLT owns approximately 1100 acres--including the 340-acre Prospect Mountain Preserve--and holds conservation easements on another 2100 acres."
Participate in Connecticut Trails Day with the Litchfield Land Trust
Connecticut Trails Day is the largest Trails Day Celebration in the country! Join in the adventure with the Litchfield Land Trust’s hike on their Shepaug Crossing Preserve, on Saturday, June 4 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.. John Markelon will lead hikers on this 2.3 mile stem-and-loop route on a moderate trail through mature forest, along the Shepaug riverbank, up a tumbling brook and back via a long-abandoned roadway. Participants should meet at the parking area on the east side of Route 202 at its intersection with Romford Road, opposite Route 341.
Bring water. Dress appropriately for conditions. Heavy rain cancels. Open to the public. Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860)361-9310.
The Litchfield Land Trust is a local private member-driven non-profit organization founded in 1968 dedicated to conserving the natural resources of Litchfield and conservation of critical lands through coordinated efforts with landowners, state and town agencies and conservation organizations. LLT land is maintained in accordance with the highest standards of land stewardship.
In the Spotlight ...
The Litchfield Land Trust is a non-profit, member-supported land trust, incorporated in 1968.
In 2003, we completed our first purchase of land, Hassig Farm on Route 202, now renamed the "Graham Thompson Preserve", and in 2001 we raised the bulk of the funds – through a State matching grant, a foundation grant, and private contributions – toward the purchase of the 90-acre Haight property along the Bantam River, a property now owned and managed by The White Memorial Foundation that contributed its own funds to complete this acquisition.
Since 1968, Litchfield Land Trust has worked with Litchfield land owners interested in preserving their land as open space for the enjoyment of future generations through donations of land and donations of conservation easements.
In the News
Above, recent pictures taken by Litchfield Land Trust Board member Richard Heys of the Shepaug Crossing property, acquired in 2011.
|From the top of Prospect Mountain [Photo by Ira Shapiro]|
|Hiking Prospect Mountain on Trail Days 2015|
The Litchfield Land Trust invites the public to hike its properties.
Monitoring of Land
Of the several dozen properties the Land Trust owns, or holds easements on, there are likely to be one or two properties near where you live. Descriptions of most of our properties and easements are on file at the Litchfield History Museum library in the center of town.
Interested members are encouraged to consult these reports during library hours and identify any property or properties which they would be interested in walking once a year to help fulfill our obligation to monitor our properties and ensure they are being maintained in their natural state. Members interested in such monitoring of a particular property are requested to send an email to so that one of our board members can call or meet with you to confirm the monitoring assignment.
The Land Trust welcomes help with its annual mailing at the end of each year.
If you would like to help support the preservation of Litchfield’s open space and rural character, please click the link below to make a donation.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Richard Heys, President
Peter Ebersol, Vice President
David Geiger, Secretary
Michael Italiaander, Treasurer
Karen Huber, Executive Director
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us.
Litchfield Land Trust, Inc.,
P.O. Box 712
Litchfield, CT 06759
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