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The Northern Connecticut Land Trust (NCLT) protects over 2000 acres in Andover, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland and Vernon. The value of protected land exceeds $7 million dollars.

NCLT is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural resources in the northeastern region of Connecticut; sponsoring outdoor activities to enjoy the protected lands; and supporting efforts to improve local habitats, maintain farmland and extend recreational opportunities.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Trust is to preserve the natural resources of the northern Connecticut region including agricultural land and other ecologically important open space.

Preserving and protecting the natural resources in the north-central region of Connecticut;
Sponsoring outdoor activities to enjoy the protected lands;
Supporting efforts to improve local habitats, maintain farmland and extend recreational opportunities.

Board of Directors

The NCLT Board of Directors and Officers represent the towns in which the Trust preserves property.

Officers

President
Patrice Carson, Somers

1st Vice-President
Rick Dewey, Stafford

2nd Vice-President
Karl Hasel, Vernon

Treasurer
Jim Gage, Ellington

Secretary
Paul Lagel, Enfield

Directors

Richard Bailey, Somers
Gail Faherty, Vernon
Albert Grant, Melrose
George Grant, Somers
Bryan Jambard, Tolland/Enfield
Gene Julian, Stafford
Arend-Jan Knuttel, East Windsor
Walt Moody, Ellington
Don Smith, Somers

Committees

Finance
Jim Gage, Chair

Fundraising
Jim Gage, Chair

Land Acquisition
Rick Dewey, Chair
Patrice Carson & Jim Gage

Land Stewardship
Richard Bailey, Chair

Farming
George Grant, Chair

Membership
Walt Moody, Chair

Public Relations
Karl Hasel, Chair
Gail Faherty

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The Northern Connecticut Land Trust is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the northeastern part of Connecticut. As the only non-profit, open space protection group in the area, dedicated landowners come to the Trust to protect their heritage.

Landowners may transfer land as a gift, sold at fair market value or the sale of land to the Trust below market value can offer income tax benefits to the donor.

  • Deed restrictions, lifetime use by the donor, and other stipulations are opportunities for donors to consider. Each parcel is managed according to the donor's wishes through our monitoring and stewardship programs.
  • Conservation easements (whereby landowners may donate or sell development rights to their land while maintaining ownership and other property rights) is another option.
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Northern Connecticut Land Trust
PO Box 324
Somers, CT 06071