Community Exchange

People's State Forest, Barkhamsted (Alden Warner).

Learning from Each Other

The following are some options for the conservation community to interact with each other online:

Connecticut Land Trust Listserv - launched in 2015 as a service to Connecticut's land trust community created by the Connecticut Land Conservation Council in partnership with the UCONN Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR).  This first statewide listserv dedicated exclusively to land conservation is intended to be used only for discussion of land conservation, land stewardship and land trust organizational questions.  This is a community moderated listserv and the moderator will only step in when needed to ensure compliance with listserv guidelines.  Click this link for further information and to subscribe.

National Land Trust Listserv - this list covers the gamut of conservation issues faced by land trusts across the country. To subscribe to the LANDTRUST-L email list send an e-mail to with the subject: subscribe landtrust-L yourfirstname yourlastname. You will then receive an e-mail requesting a confirmation. You must click on the URL in the message within 72 hours. This will take you to a web page that confirms your subscription.

The Land Trust Alliance Learning Center - Ask an Expert and Group Discussions - The Learning Center is the Alliance's comprehensive educational resource for land trusts. In addition to being a source for hundreds of sample policies and documents shared by land trusts, you can also get your questions answered by experts and join numerous group discussions. Click this link for more information.

CT Environmental Headlines - a community of individuals and organizations who share an interest in and a commitment to the conservation and preservation of Connecticut’s environment. This news blog has posted more 10,000 links to environmental news stories.

CT Environmental Leaders List - an automatic mailing list (listserv) to help environmental leaders network and share information relating to CT's environment.  Subscribe to this list by sending a blank email to:

CT Earthnet - The Connecticut Ear Network. CT EartNet is an interactive, web-based network designed to support and further empowers the efforts of local groups across Connecticut to protect, improve and sustain the environmental quality of the state. The network tracks and indexes environmental issues against the resources, activities, tools and experience made available by a large number of diverse organizations acrive on local, state and regional scales.