What is the New Hartford Land Trust?
    Our Mission
  Our History
    The New Hartford Land Trust is an all-
    volunteer, private non-profit membership
    organization dedicated to promoting the
    permanent preservation and protection of
    farmland, forest, and other open space
    and natural resources in New Hartford.
 
    In the mid 1800's, many "village
    improvement societies" formed in New
    England to "improve the quality of life and of
    the environment." These small nonprofit
    organizations were the forerunners of
    today's land trust movement. A few years
    later, in 1891, the Massachusetts legislature
    incorporated The Trustees of Reservations
    to protect the “jewels of the living
    landscape”. The Society for the Protection of
    New Hampshire Forests, with similar
    purposes, was formed in 1901. Today, both
    organizations are among the nation's
    leading state conservation groups.

    Not all the pioneers were in the northeast. At
    the turn of the century, a group of
    Californians organized the Sempervirens
    Club with the slogan "Save the Redwoods".

    The New Hartford Land Trust, a private, non-
    profit, tax-exempt organization formed in
    1973, is currently preserving 425+ acres of
    open space and natural resources in New
    Hartford for the benefit of the public.

    The Land Trust provides a means by which
    woodlands, meadows, farmlands, water
    resources and unique natural sites can be
    preserved forever.
    In addition, the Land Trust's activities
    extend into other environmental
    areas:
  • Safeguarding interesting geological
    features and areas of ecological value
  • Preserving unique scenic, natural and
    historic sites
  • Promoting scientific study
  • Educating the public about its local
    natural resources
 
 
New Hartford Land Trust
New Hartford Land Trust
PO Box 272
New Hartford CT 06057
newhartfordlandtrust@yahoo.com
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