Useful Links

Below are many useful links to organizations & information resources of interest (for instance, publications and maps). If you know of other land trust, preservation or conservation organizations that we should include, please email us at so that we can add them!

Berlin's Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) in Acrobat (PDF) file format

Town of Berlin
Town of Berlin Events page (including schedule hikes)

Conservation & Nature Study Organizations

Local area:
Nature Centers
New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park 

Other Area Land Trusts
Meriden Land Trust 
Middlesex Land Trust (northern Middlesex County)
Southington Land Trust

Find other CT Land Trusts: Land Trust Alliance search page

Other local conservation groups
Ragged Mountain Foundation (RMF) (Southington)

State-wide (Connecticut):
Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC)
Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District (CRCCD)

The Nature Conservancy - CT Chapter
Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts 
Connecticut Audubon Society 

Farmland Preservation
Connecticut Farmland Trust 
Working Lands Alliance (WLA is a CT-based project of American Farmland Trust.)

Land Trust Alliance (LTA): About Land Trusts

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
The Conservation Fund

Farmland Preservation
American Farmland Trust

Trails, Maps & Education


Berlin Town Trails

Berlin Access to Metacomet and Mattabesett trails

PDF files for individual Berlin trails, Berlin parks, and Berlin conservation maps

Area Hiking Trails and Maps

Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) 

      CFPA's Blue blazed hiking trails

      Check out the CFPA events calendar

New England National Scenic Trail (NET) 

Giuffrida Park (Meriden)

Maps & Educational Materials:

Internet Guide to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Town of Berlin CT GIS - Geographic and Property Information Network

CT State Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)
DEEP Store - Publications on Connecticut's Environment, Geology, Natural History and Outdoor Recreation Mapping

University of Connecticut websites:
NEMO Website (Non-point Education for Municipal Officials)
CLEAR Website (Center for Land Use Education and Research)
CT’s Changing Landscape (CCL) - a CLEAR Project
    Geospatial Technology Program (GTP) - another CLEAR project focusing on the use of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), and global positioning systems (GPS)