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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Who We Are

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.

• Mission Statement •

On April 8, 2018 an osprey nest and "husband's perch" were installed in the Chester Creek Preserve east of Route 154 by Steve Cline, Bill Myers, 
​Sandy Santrom and Pete Yuhasz. Click image for slideshow and full story. 
​Photo by Bill Myers

 

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. ›› more

How Land Is Acquired

​​​2018 CLT 
Properties

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

"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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The Chester Land Trust

Chester, Connecticut

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