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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.

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The Chester Land Trust

Who We Are

The Chester Land Trust received two open space land parcel donations this past fall. Located on the north side and south sides at the top of Lakeview Avenue near Cedar Lake, these two parcels consist of partial wetlands and upland hardwoods, and serve an important purpose in the protection of a significant watercourse leading to Burr Brook, which feeds the Pattaconk Brook. This area is an important wildlife natural corridor which supports a vast variety of animals, birds, and amphibians which regularly use these two parcels. Chester Land Trust is indebted to the former owners of these lands whose donation is the true spirt of preservation of open space in Chester, for future generations.

We have continued to improve and update this website. Please browse through our site as it contains lots of important information. As we are an all volunteer non-profit organization, we are supported and exist only by our dedicated and truly amazing membership partners. We hope that we can continue receiving this support from all of our past, current, and new members. 

Are you a member of the Chester Land Trust? 

Chester Land Trust needs your help and contributions to continue this work. Please become a member today. It’s easy... follow the instructions located on this site, or mail a donation to the address listed. As this challenging year comes to an end, the Chester Land Trust is proud of what has been accomplished !!

• 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

​​​​2021 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

Constance Baker Motley Preserve

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

​Lakeview Avenue Preserve

"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, Connecticut


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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