The year of 2022 ushers in the 54th anniversary of the Litchfield Land Trust. Its mission is to conserve and protect land - Forever. At present, the Trust owns and protects over 200 parcels of land on nearly 4,000 acres.
How does this happen? Generous donations of land by Litchfield residents make this possible. The commitment to preserve land and the value of protecting natural resources move people to contribute to the Land Trust. Dr. Moses Lieberman was so inspired, donating 121 acres of land and naming it for his wife, an earth loving woman – the Lauren A. Lieberman Preserve.
John Fulkerson, a Litchfield Land Trustee and friend of Dr. Lieberman writes the following: “The Lauren A. Lieberman Preserve is an undeveloped parcel of heavily wooded land on both sides of Wheeler Road in East Litchfield. Among the 121 acres are beautiful granite outcroppings, pristine forest, streams, limited wetlands and a steep cliff towards the eastern side of the property. A parking area and trail development on Wheeler Road are being planned by the Litchfield Land Trust.
Dr. and Mrs. Lieberman have been fully rooted in our community. They raised their family in their East Litchfield home which is adjacent to the new Lauren A. Lieberman Preserve. Lauren was an avid gardener, a world class baker, a real estate broker, and served on the Litchfield Board of Education.”
We start this new year with gratitude to the many who have donated land and gifts to the Litchfield Land Trust. Dr. Moses Lieberman’s gift beckons us to walk the land. We hope it inspires you to listen in the spring for the returning migratory birds singing their appreciation for the new Lauren A. Lieberman Preserve.