The Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust protects open spaces that contribute to the
Candlewood Valley’s iconic rural New England character.
The Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust promotes the preservation of natural resources including water resources, wetlands, woodlands and the plant and animal life therein for the benefit of all. We also protect local farmlands as well as unique historic and scenic sites and work with town officials and citizens to maintain the rural New England character of our community.
To accomplish our goals, we acquire land, or conservation easements, by gift, trade or purchase and preserve it in perpetuity.
We make our land available for educational and passive recreation consistent with the protection of our natural resources and provide access for educational functions for citizens, students and scouts, leasing of farm lands, environmental research, hiking, birding, cross country skiing, bicycling and picnicking.