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Land & Equity

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As the State’s umbrella organization for the land conservation community, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council believes in the notion of “stronger together.” From programs to policy, It underscores all that we do.

By working together we build trust, enhance each other’s strengths, reach more people, and through our efforts to achieve the common goal of a healthy environment, we have an opportunity to address some of our community’s problems.  

The 2020 murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, along with the racist harassment of birdwatcher Christian Cooper served as tipping points—exposing the enduring and systemic racism, prejudices and injustices faced by black, indigenous, and people of color communities in all elements of our society, including within the boundaries of the land and outdoor spaces we seek to protect.

The ensuing state of discord and growing polarization in our country—and the underlying and pervasive racism, brutality, and social inequities that have fueled it—are an urgent call to action.  

We need to do better. We need to do more.

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Questions? Suggestions?

We’d love to hear from you. Let us know how we can support more inclusive and welcoming conservation across Connecticut, please contact executive director Amy Blaymore Paterson at or (860) 852-5512.

Additional Areas of Focus

We organize our advocacy work and programming around these areas:

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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.