We appreciate your interest in open space preservation in Berlin, Connecticut and surrounding towns. The Berlin Land Trust (BLT) was established in 1988 by a group of citizens concerned about the quickly disappearing open space fields, wetlands and woodlands in Berlin and surrounding towns.

An important message from BLT president, Dennis Kern (July 2015) 

We very much need new members and volunteer directors to help ensure that the Berlin Land Trust continues to meet its goals and objectivesPlease join as a new member and let us know your volunteer interests! If you have any questions, our office phone is 860-828-4393 or email us at berlinlandtrustct@gmail.com. Thank you!

Latest News & Announcements

October 2015: CT Land Trust Days in October, sponsored by CT Land Conservation Council
Several land trusts will once again host numerous events to raise awareness of conservation and recreational opportunities in the NW corner of Connecticut. Click here for a list of upcoming events are listed on their website.

June 3, 2015:  Congratulations to Tiffany Nguyen, Berlin High School 2015 graduate and recipient of the Berlin Land Trust's Cancellarini Service Award. Read about the BLT-Cancellarini Award

BLT Annual Meeting was held June 1, 2015 at 7PM.  Minutes will be posted. 

Read our board of directors MEETING MINUTES April 6, 2015.

March 30, 2015: Town closes deal for open space 
Published: March 30, 2015 | Last Modified: April 2, 2015 06:48PM
By Charles Kreutzkamp The Berlin Citizen

Berlin has officially closed on a deal to purchase 71.1 acres of property on the Chamberlain Highway that will join existing open space from the Hatchery Brook Conservation area to Bicentennial Park. Click here for full article.

March 19, 2015: In case you missed it...Read this summary of Felicia Ortner's Feb. 26th talk "Return of black bears in Connecticut"

Feb. 26, 2015:  "The bear reality" talk with Felicia Ortner sponsored by BLT

Big Thank You!!! to Master Wildlife Conservationist Felicia Ortner for her wonderful presentation on bears on Thursday evening Feb 26th. Thank you, everyone who attended! (NOTE: The  © bear photo was taken by Felicia Ortner.)

57 residents enjoyed the show. Find more photos on our Facebook page.

July 16, 2014:  Berlin Buys Old Orchard to Preserve It 
(Read full article)

By BILL LEUKHARDT, wleukhardt@courant.comThe Hartford Courant 7:26 p.m. EDTJuly 16, 2014Excerpt:  " Before the unanimous council approval Tuesday night, land trust president Dennis Kern said the former orchard land — the Chotkowski parcel — will allow the connection of trails that now end at the borders of Hatchery Brook and Bicentennial Park properties."

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