A Conservation Agreement, or Conservation Easement, limits the development of property and preserves the natural beauty of the land and its contribution to habitat and watershed. In this type of arrangement, The Berlin Land Trust partners with the land owner to protect the property from development while the land owner retains ownership.
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Donated by Pistol Creek Golf Course Developer
Size: A wooded 2-acre greenway buffer. The easement protects the area along Spruce Brook.
Acquired: June 1999
Location: North of Spruce Brook Road between the east bank of Spruce Brook and the Pistol Creek property
Access: At the intersection of Spruce Brook Road and Savage Hill Road, park at the Pistol Creek parking lot. Take the trail north of the parking lot and travel west toward Spruce Brook.
Donated by The Nature Conservancy
Fifty-five (55.8) acres in Southington, including the Ragged Mountain cliffs and abutting the Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve, owned by the Ragged Mountain Foundation. The property was originally donated to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) by Stanley Hart in 1989. In 1998, TNC donated the conservation easement, which was placed on the Ragged Mountain Preserve, to the Berlin Land Trust. Concurrent with the easement agreement, TNC transferred the ownership of the property to the Ragged Mountain Foundation (www.raggedmtn.org).
Size: Fifty-five (55.8) acres
Acquired: July 1999
Location: 915 Andrews Street, Southington
Access: Trail head on West Lane. Follow marked trail to top of mountain.
Donated by Shuttle Meadow Development, LLC
Size: <1 acre
Acquired: September 2006
Location: Lavery Lane and Conlin Way
Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.
Donated by CIL Development of Kensington, Inc.
Size: .95 acre
Acquired: September 2010
Location: Along the south side of the Mattabesset River
Access: Near the Intersection of Main Street and Percival Avenue. Just south of the bridge over the Mattabesset River.