Conservation Agreements

A Conservation Agreement, also referred to as a Conservation Easement, limits the development of a 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 thus protecting the property from development while the land owner retains ownership.

Scroll down to read descriptions and access information of our current agreements. Listings provided below are in an order by date acquired.

Click on the BOLD property title to view a GIS property map of the conserved area. 

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 (

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.

Size: ~8.2 Acres

Acquired: December 14, 2022

Location: 1108 New Britain Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT 06067