The Farmington Land Trust
A Story of Stewardship
The Farmington Land Trust has a single mission: to protect open space in perpetuity. We do this through acquisition, stewardship, education and advocacy. As one of Connecticut's oldest land trusts, The Farmington Land Trust has pursued this goal since its founding in 1971.
Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Land Trust now protects 290 acres of fields, forests, wetlands, scenic vistas, historic sites and wildlife habitat from development. All of the Land Trust's 65 parcels will remain as open space forever, enriching the quality of life for Farmington residents for generations to come. We appreciate the commitment of our donors to the future of Farmington.
The Land Trust is governed by a board of Directors, elected by its membership at its Annual Meeting in April. Current Land Trust members offer invaluable financial and volunteer support for maintaining and preserving the property under the Land Trust’s protection and for acquiring additional open space.
The Farmington Land Trust is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization supported by town residents dedicated to the preservation of open space.
For more about our history and our work to protect and preserve open space for current and future generations, view the video, "A Story of Stewardship", below.
For more about our history and our work to protect and preserve open space for current and future generations, view the video, "A Story of Stewardship."
Robin Kirsche and Steve Grant
at the Stedman Parcel
Sunday, June 25, 9 a.m.
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Meet the Moths
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Thursday, August 24 7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Family Film Night at 116 Main Street
Sunday, September 10 1 p.m.
Creepy Crawlies—What Lies Beneath at Carey Pasture
Thursday, September 21 6 – 9 p.m.
Land Trust Fundraiser Honoring Sallie Norris
Sunday, October 29 1 p.m.
Ghostly, But I’m Lichen It at Memento Mori Cemetery
Friday, November 24 11 a.m.
OptOutside—FLT’s Annual Black Friday Hike to Will Warren’s Den
Newly Acquired 13.8 Acre FLT Parcel Preserves Historic Clatter Valley Road
Mammals at Clatter Valley were surveyed by professor Paul Hapeman's CCSU mammology class. The video above is from an earlier study at the FLT's Carey Pasture. Read more ...
On October 23rd the Farmington Land Trust received the deed to the 13.8 acre tract gifted by Martin and Karen Wand as part of the subdivision of their property bounded by Mountain Spring Road and Prattling Pond Road. This acquisition, along with the Reiner and Emery-Smith easements form a contiguous 45-acre FLT holding which protects the historic Clatter Valley Road. Read more ...
CCSU Inventories Clatter Valley Plant Life
As part of FLT's new parcel assessment, CCSU Biology professor Barbara Nicholson and her students conducted a census of trees and shrubs, and surveyed the effect of wooly adelgid on Clatter Valley's hemlock population. Read more ...
To learn more about the value of open space in Farmington and how it benefits our community, see "For What it's Worth"
There are many ways to 'get involved'! Join us as a member, volunteer for one of our projects or programs, become a steward and help manage a property, get out on the land for a stroll or a hike, or simply read up on events in our newsletter to stay in touch!
Find out how you can get involved.
The Farmington Land Trust is fortunate to have ecologically diverse and historical important properties most of which were donated.
Learn about the properties.
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