"I dream of the vast deserts, the forests, and all of the wilderness of our
continent, wild places that we should protect as precious heritage for our
children and for our children's children" --Nelson Mandella
We Have A LOT planned in 2023 and we want you to join us. Sign up and we will let you know about upcoming hikes, events, and volunteering opportunities. See you soon!
CLT has received funding for stewardship, including management plans for three properties: Bulkeley Hill Preserve, Gateway, and Macdonald Road. Our main focus will be on BHP and it will include invasive species control, habitat improvements, tree regeneration, planting of native vegetation around the parking lot, and trail maintenance. These projects will be accomplished through mostly volunteer labor and with funds provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Watch for opportunities to help your Land Trust with these projects. We will post work events on social media and through targeted emails.
Drop by sometime to enjoy the trails and inspect our progress. Please respect the forest, the trails, the parking lot and all adjacent private property. Your cooperation and respect are greatly appreciated!
Watch our early progress !
(no need to join, just scroll to see the "Play"button)
Have you noticed the "Right to Farm Community" signage and online and printed directory of Colchester's local farms and agri-businesses? Learn more about these projects.
We are an all-volunteer community land trust dedicated to maintaining Colchester's rural character and high quality of life for all citizens, now and in the future. Thanks to growing community support, we've been able to influence the preservation of more than 700 acres since forming in 2002. We are working hard to keep Colchester clean, green and beautiful in the spirit of "think globally, act locally"! We are sincerely grateful for the Colchester community's support in this important effort.