We  preserve land and the natural waterways

and wildlife around it. Forever. 

When the Trust began in the late 1960's Rachel Carlson's "Silent Spring" was still fresh in a lot of people's minds. The environment was under assault. Many of our rivers were polluted. The summertime air was  hazy with smog. Suburban sprawl was eating up an increasing amount of our acreage. As in many other communities, a Land Trust was formed by local citizens to do what they could, to counter the negative effects of progress. Their hearts were in the right place. Today, the rivers are cleaner, the air cleaner and some very nice pieces of property have been protected. The urgency of protecting land may not be what it once was, but the benefits of having so much land in the area extend to everyone. Our quality of life is improved.



​1 acre west side of Guerdat Road, access  to our McLean property.

2 acres on the  west side of Lover's Lane, contains the Cowles Dam.

Two parcels; trails, woodland, birding

87 acres (total) near Hillandale Blvd. and Penny Lane.

Timberlake East

Woodland buffering active farmland.

8.5 acres

University Drive; scenic views

10 acres

George Allen Property

University Drive.; woodland buffering Torrington Water Company

67 acres

Harold Burns Property

Four Story Lane.

(This acquisition eventually led to the larger Ronda Burns acquisition.)

.3 acres

Hogan Property

Weed Rd.; woodland bordering on Bantam River

20 acres

Lester Tract

Lover’s Lane brook; beautiful stonewalls and wildlife. 10.5 acres.

Brooks Property

Goshen Rd., bordering on First Ecclesiastic Cemetery and Water Company watershed.

16.5 acres

McLean Property

Newfield Rd.

.2 acres


Goshen Rd.; 14.5 wooded acres with views, abuts farmland.

Graham Wildlife Refuge

2.31 acres

Mountain Rd.

3 acres: gardens for seniors


Borders  Paugnut State Forest

4 acres


Woodlands and wetlands

3 parcels of land, approximately 29 acres, off White Pine Rd.

Ronda Burns Tract


35 acres west of Wyoming Ave.

Carriage Lane

Wildlife Habitat

7 acres of off Carriage Lane on city’s east side.

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Pfistner Property

Roberts St.

.67 acres bordering rest home.