Second Bog Bridge

CLT volunteers constructed our second bog bridge, shown here in an aerial view (compliments of Brian Bystrek). This was hard work, measuring, sawing , drilling and placing the heavy oak timbers! Thanks again to the Sheas for the use of their truck, and to the entire crew for their muscle.



New Slate of Officers

At its recent annual meeting, the Colchester Land Trust elected new officers for a two-year term:

John Barnowski- President             Leslie Curtis- Vice-President

Steve Marcoux- Treasurer               Sarah Levine- Secretary

The Board thanked outgoing co-presidents Lisa Hageman and Cathy Shea for their work over the past two-years.


Re-accreditation Application Status

Colchester Land Trust recently renewed its land trust accreditation – proving once again that, as part of a network of over 400 accredited land trusts across the nation, it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.

Renewing our accreditation shows Colchester Land Trust’s ongoing commitment to permanent land conservation in Colchester. We are a stronger organization than ever for having gone through the rigorous accreditation renewal process. Our strength means special places – such as Tangletree Farm – will be protected forever, making Colchester an even greater place for us and our children.”

CLT: Student Board Members

The Colchester Land Trust has recruited a High School Junior and Senior to serve as Student Board Members: Daniel Blanda and Gillian Pineau. They will be officially inducted on the next month or so (depending on the ongoing social restrictions). We look forward incorporating to their perspectives and energy!


CLT Scholarship - 2020

The CLT Scholarship Committee has selected Catherine Rowlins as our 2020 recipient. There were four applicants for this scholarship and Cate fit our qualifications most closely: all were exceptional students. She will be attending the University of Vermont to study Environmental Science, with plans to become an environmental scientist or environmental lawyer. Shown are Cate at UVM and with CLT co-presidents Cathy Shea and Lisa Hageman, appropriately social distanced. The entire Land Trust community wishes Cate hearty congratulations and much success in her pursuits!


Still Standing Down for Coronavirus

The guidelines in place statewide have affected us all. The usual activities that CLT conducts or sponsors have been curtailed: the most notable being the rescheduling of our Salmon River Road Race. 

In the meantime, please make sure you get outdoors for all the benefits that provides. Some CLT properties have hiking trails, others are simply open space. You are welcome to enjoy your conserved lands as well as the state properties, such as the Airline Trail. Be outdoors!

Local Signage In Praise of Farms


The signs are designed to let people know that Colchester is a community with a rich agricultural heritage and that the town stands behind its farmers and welcomes those who make their living in agriculture. For more, see the Right to Farm page.