Branford Land Trust

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The Branford Land Trust is a non-profit organization that purchases land to make it non-developable, protected land through land trusts.

Founded in 1967 the Trust aims to protect Branford's natural resources through:

  • Acquiring and managing open space
  • Promoting education about our natural resources, and
  • Encouraging our community involvement

The Trust owns nearly 775 acres (3.14 km2) in over 94 parcels in Branford, Connecticut, U.S., on the shore of Long Island Sound, just east of New Haven. It has worked for the acquisition of several large publicly owned tracts, including its most recent effort the Short Beach Preserve, a 40-acre (160,000 m2) parcel of land with rugged rock outcroppings, tall oaks, beeches, groves of mountain laurel, wetlands and a bluff offering views of Talmadge Pond and Long Island Sound.

In 2002, the Land Trust was awarded the Branford Chamber of Commerce Community Advancement Award which "recognizes the sustained efforts of an individual organization or company for their efforts towards helping to make Branford a better place to work and live."


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