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 berlinlandtrustct@gmail.com so that we can add them!

Berlin Conservation Commission

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

Town of Berlin

Town of Berlin: http://www.town.berlin.ct.us/

Town of Berlin Events page (including scheduled 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.)

National:

Land Trust Alliance (LTA): About Land Trusts

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The Conservation Fund

Farmland Preservation

American Farmland Trust

Trails, Maps & Education

Trails:

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)

Town Government websites: Berlin and nearby towns

Town Government websites for Berlin and nearby towns

Town of Berlin: http://www.town.berlin.ct.us/

Town of Berlin Events Page (including schedule hikes)

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City of Middletown: http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/

City of Meriden: http://www.cityofmeriden.org/

Town of Southington: http://www.southington.org/

Town of Cromwell: http://www.cromwellct.com/

Town of Rocky Hill: http://www.rockyhillct.gov/

City of New Britain: http://www.newbritainct.gov/

Town of Newington: http://www.newingtonct.gov/