CLCC's mission is to elevate and strengthen land conservation in Connecticut.
CLCC's vision is a future where every Connecticut community is supported and sustained by a diverse mix of conserved land, and land conservation is embraced as an essential community value.
CLCC is the only statewide service provider and voice for all Connecticut land trusts. CLCC is a leader in advocacy and policy, education and training, and technical assistance to empower Connecticut’s ~130 land trusts and ensure the long-term viability of land conservation efforts in the state.
Since its formation in 2006, CLCC has grown into one of the most effective land trust service associations in the country, offering a wide range of programming and services – from traditional capacity building, training and education, to new and creative opportunities for land trusts to better connect to one another and their communities for greater conservation, economic, and social impact.
CLCC prides itself on its commitment to building partnerships that advance land conservation, strengthen land trusts, and build healthy and sustainable communities. From implementing land trust programs to advocating for conservation policy and funding, that commitment extends to fostering CLCC’s own relationships with national, state, and regional organizations, as well as government agencies at all levels that work in partnership with local land trusts and their communities.
We believe that the land conservation community must work to address the enduring systemic racism, prejudices, and injustices faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities in all elements of our society– urban, suburban and rural. We embrace and espouse a commitment to understand and take action alongside those we serve to address and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice.
By the Numbers
Adding up our conservation efforts
Active Land Trusts
Protecting and stewarding the places and resources essential to our communities
Land Trust Acres Conserved
Limited natural resources meet an unbridled dedication to keep our air and water clean, fight climate change, and enhance wildlife habitat
Community Investment Act
CIA funds reinvested in conservation efforts, farming, affordable housing, and historic preservation
State Funding for OSWA
Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program
Strengthen Land Conservation in Connecticut
There are many challenges in land conservation, but we have never yielded. We’ve always found our strength in the support of people who care for the environment as much we do. We can achieve so much more working with one another than alone.
We're stronger together.