HERITAGE LAND PRESERVATION TRUST

PO BOX 596, TORRINGTON CT 06790

(860) 294-4660/ INFO@HERITAGELPT.COM 

Copyright 2019 Heritage Land Preservation Trust / Torrington

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PRIVACY POLICY

 

Your right to privacy is important to us, so we've created a privacy policy to protect your personal information you've trusted us with.

Use of Information

The Heritage Land Preservation Trust (HLPT) never sells or rents names, addresses, or other personal information about our members.  Email addresses, phone numbers, and financial information about donations are never shared with other organizations.  Occasionally, names and mailing addresses may be exchanged with other non-profit organizations for the purpose of growing our own membership.  We will not provide any of your personal information to other organizations if you elect to keep your record private. If you elect to keep your record private, please contact the HLPT by email at info@_______ by phone at ______________, or by mail at _______________

Security of Your Credit Card Information

We will take appropriate steps to protect your privacy.  We will also protect your personal information in storage.  For example, if you supply us with your credit card information to become a member or make a donation, we encrypt the card number.  You may also make a contribution by printing out the online form and mailing it to:  ___________________, or calling us at __________________.

Questions

The Heritage Land Preservation Trust welcomes comments and questions on this policy.  We are committed to protecting your personal information and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.  If you have any questions, please contact us at info@_____________ or by phone at ______________.

[Last Revised July 2017]

 

PUBLIC USE POLICIES

Rules and Regulations for public and recreational activities on our land preserves.

It is critical for the future of these special places that visitors minimize their impact on the land and help to maintain the integrity of the natural features that we and our supporters have worked so hard to protect for the benefit of the region’s residents, visitors, and future generations.  To do this, we ask that visitors to Land Trust preserves and conservation areas abide by the following recreational use policies.

Policies

The public is welcome to engage in quiet, unobtrusive nature observation and low impact recreational activities such as walking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.  Please stay on marked trails, where they exist, to minimize disturbance of native plants and wildlife, and to avoid hazards.

Open hours are dawn to dusk (except by written permission of the Land Trust).

Activities that are PROHIBITED on all Land Trust lands include:

  • Use of motorized vehicles (except parking in designated parking areas);

  • Riding bicycles, horses, or any other mechanical devices or animals;

  • Animal trapping and small-game hunting;

  • Target shooting or paintball shooting;

  • Camping and fires;

  • Swimming;

  • Collecting of any sort (except by research permit);

  • Vandalism of signs, kiosks, parking areas or other improvements, or causing damage to plants or other natural or historic features;

  • Possession or use of alcohol or drugs;

  • Littering, dumping, placement/storage of personal property , or release of any plants, animals, substances, or materials.

Activities that are NOT generally allowed, but MAY have limited exceptions or be permitted with explicit Land Trust permission on certain preserves, include:

  • Deer hunting (by permit only, in accordance with _________________

  • Visitation by large organized groups;

  • Scientific research or collecting (by permit);

  • Geocaching (by permit);

  • Fishing; climbing; or any other recreational activity or property use not listed above.

Pets

Dogs must always be kept in full control by their owners, and must not be allowed to chase wildlife or intimidate other visitors.  Dogs must be kept on leashes at all times at certain preserves where posted.

Always be aware of potential hazards such as: dead trees, hanging trees or branches, cliffs, steep slopes, loose or slippery shale, rocks or other unstable footing, thin ice, old wire or building remains, plants with thorns or toxins (such as poison ivy), ticks, and stinging insects.

Be prepared for the outdoors: 

Bring a map and compass; carry sufficient water and food; wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the terrain and weather conditions; wear blaze orange during hunting seasons.

Always be mindful and respectful of any special conditions, restrictions, or notices that are posted at specific preserves.  Some Land Trust preserves are closed to the public during deer hunting seasons.

Always strive to have as little impact on the preserves as possible; learn about and practice Leave No Trace principles; and be respectful of the land, native plants and animals, and other people.

Contact us to provide management suggestions, volunteer, or make a donation to support our work. 

[Last Revised July 2017]