About Us

Farm Creek Nature Preserve, Norwalk (S. Hubbard, Norwalk Land Trust).

Who We Are

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council works to increase the pace, quality and scale of land conservation in Connecticut while assuring the perpetual, high quality stewardship of conserved lands in the state. 

The Council is a coalition of land trusts, statewide conservation and advocacy organizations, town conservation and open space commissions, garden clubs and private individuals working together for the common interests of Connecticut's conservation community.

The Council was formed in 2006 by the merger of two existing and well-known programs: the Land Trust Service Bureau (organized in 1980) and the Land Conservation Coalition for Connecticut (organized in 1987).  

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), founded in 1895, is serving as the fiscal sponsor for CLCC and is a non-profit organization serving Connecticut to protect forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations through connecting people to the land. CFPA maintains the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail system and is also creating healthier communities through its Environmental Education and WalkCT programs. CFPA routinely hosts meetings of conservation-oriented non-profit organizations at its headquarters located at 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481.

Our Mission

The Council’s mission is to advocate for land preservation, stewardship and funding, and ensure the long term strength and viability of the land conservation community. The intent of the new Council is to enable our conservation community to better learn from each other and to even more effectively advocate for critical issues at the State Capitol. 

What We Do

The Council provides CT’s conservation community with:

  • Technical assistance and referrals for land trusts and other organizations on Connecticut-specific conservation topics.
  • A new and improved website to increase communications with the membership of CLCC.
  • Training and education, including the Annual Conference.
  • A voice and advocate for your organization and at the capitol.
  • Your source of conservation news and activity.
  • A venue for bringing forward issues of importance to other conservation groups.

Get Involved

The business and affairs of the Council are conducted under the direction of its Steering Committee, comprised of individuals with a depth of knowledge about land conservation in Connecticut, who represent geographically diverse parts of the state and help guide the Council as it works to achieve its mission to advance land conservation across the state. 

In addition, the Council maintains three working sub-committees to better meet the needs of membership:  Finance and Administration; Advocacy; and Training, Education and Communications.  These working committees are open to anyone interested in participating and learning more about the CLCC.  Please contact Council staff if you would like to participate in any of these committees.