Protecting irreplaceable forests, farmlands, wetlands and wildlife

for the purpose of enjoying our natural resources, open spaces 

and unique environment for present and future generations.

Who We Are

• Mission Statement •

The Chester Land Trust is a volunteer non-profit organization established in 1987. Currently, the Land Trust has 87 gifted or donated preserve acres and an additional 6.7 purchased acres which is the Motley preserve.
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How Land ​is ​Acquired

​​​2020 CLT 

Carini Preserve

Scudder Preserve

Burr Brook Preserve

Duck Pond Preserve

Piquet Preserve

Wood Preserve

Chester Creek Preserve

Waterhouse Brook Preserve

Rayner Preserve

Gateway Preserve

Motley Preserve

​The Pines Easement
Brooks Lane, Liberty Ridge Easement
Bush Conservation Easement

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
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Rachel Carson

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Preserving Open Spaces


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Chester Land Trust board member volunteers work in partnership with residents and Town officials to identify land that has conservation possibilities, and determine if and how the acquisition of such parcel could benefit both the Town residents and others in the community. ›› more

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EARTH DAY: April 22nd, 2020
While we are all staying home and taking walks, we can help clean up our mother earth. This year is the 50th anniversary celebration of EARTH DAY. Take a bag and pick up trash while you are walking. We are currently wearing plastic gloves and carry a stick with a nail in the end to use for “creepy” trash you really don’t want to touch. Keeping mother earth and Chester always beautiful is something we all want and can do while we walk. 


Chester, Connecticut