Five stages of parking lot development

The outdoors is a healthy place. CLT's mission is to keep it that way ("The purpose of the Colchester Land Trust is to protect the beauty and natural diversity of our area by preserving significant land and scenic areas for present and future generations"). The ongoing emergency of the pandemic has thrown all of our lives into a certain amount of upheaval. It will pass. Note in our hikes and events pages that certain changes have been made and others are in flux due to the current situation. Rest assured, we will do our best to stay as close to our schedule as possible. Please remember that your participation in Colchester Land Trust is very important. Your involvement in our community is meaningful. The Land Trust is a Community Partnership between us and all of you. Your health is most important, so maintain social distance, but get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Wave to passing cars and yell out a hearty "hello" to your neighbors.  Remember, we are all in this together.


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.

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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.



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Colchester Land Trust
P. O. Box 93
Colchester, CT 06415