Eastford Conservation & Historic Preservation Commission   Eastford CT


Click here for the 2011 Update re: local & state happenings

Our next meeting is the first Tuesday 
of the month at 7:00 pm in the Town Office Building

Visitors are welcome to attend and participate.








Local Conservation Commission contacts recently met in Mansfield, CT for a regional "Land Preservation Process" presentation to the public. The following contacts are available in the region and may be able to help you or family members answer your questions (or direct you to someone who can) regarding protecting your family land.

Contacts are as follows, and key publications are listed at the foot of this page:

Local Land Trusts:

  • Bolton Land Trust - Gwen Marrion 860-643-9302
  • Joshua's Trust - Warren Church 860-455-0724 or Richard Hyde 860-429-9005

Local Town Contacts:

  • Ashford - Loretta Wrobel 860-429-2629 or Richard Hyde 860-429-9005
  • Bolton - Gwen Marrion 860-643-9302
  • Coventry - John Pagini 860-742-7056 or Jasmine Wolf 860-742-5253
  • Eastford - Deirdre Childs 860-208-1788
  • Mansfield - Matt Hart 860-429-3666
  • Tolland - Roseann Gottier 860-896-1502
  • Willington - Pete Andersen 860-429-1276

Click on the following links to access key conservation and recreation websites:



Family Lands Protection: A starter kit for farm and forest owners in the Quinebaug-Shetucket National Heritage Corridor. Stephen H. Broderick. Available from The Green Valley Institute, c/o QSHC, UCONN Cooperative Extension System, 139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234. (860) 774-9600. 10 pages.

Your Family Land: Legacy or Memory: An Introduction to the Family Land Protection Process. Stephen H. Broderick, Holly Drinkuth, Ruth Cutler. Available from The Green Valley Institute, c/o QSHC, UCONN Cooperative Extension System, 139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234. (860) 774-9600. 14 pages.

A Landowner’s Guide to Conservation Options. The Nature Conservancy. 28-page brochure available from The Land Trust Service Bureau, 55 High Street, Middletown CT 06457. (860) 344-0716.

Conservation Options: A Landowner’s Guide. The Land Trust Alliance, 1331 H Street NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20005-4711. (202) 638-4725 or www.lta.org

Preserving Family Lands: Essential Tax Strategies for the Landowner. Stephen J. Small. A three-book series available for $14.95 each from Preserving Family Lands, P.O. Box 2242, Boston MA 02107 or www.stevesmall.com

The Landowner’s Guide to Conservation Easements. Steven Bick & Harry L. Haney, Jr. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 4050 Westmark Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52002. 179 pages.

Also see the Town of Eastford website

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