Media & Press Kit
The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) was created in 2006 by the merger of two existing and well-known programs: the Land Trust Service Bureau and the Land Conservation Coalition for Connecticut. The consolidation of these two organizations into CLCC provided the conservation community with an effective statewide land trust service organization.
From 2006-2017, CLCC operated as an unincorporated association overseen by representatives from conservation organizations throughout the state. In October 2017, CLCC received its official 501c3 nonprofit determination letter from the IRS. CLCC started off 2018 as a fully independent organization, led by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Council.
Our Mission & Vision
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.
Our Work with Land Trusts
As the state’s land trust service center, CLCC serves the land conservation community as its voice and face in state government, as its facilitator and guide, and as its service provider of technical assistance. CLCC convenes the conservation community through its annual conference and yearly programs to help solve problems and share knowledge and experience.
CLCC provides Connecticut’s 130+ land trust with training and guidance resources on both statewide and local levels to ensure that land trusts are able to uphold their mission in perpetuity.
CLCC works with land trusts to develop stronger land conservation practices, ensure long-term stewardship of vital natural resources, and cultivate regional partnerships between organizations. At the state capitol, CLCC advocates for policies that support the long term goals of Connecticut’s Land Conservation Community. These include policies that support mitigating the impacts of climate change, protecting watersheds and critical landscapes, providing access for people of all backgrounds, and countering the impacts of environmental racism.
Our Programs and Services
- Connecticut Land Trust Advancement Initiative: Growing Conservation & Stewardship Capacity by Building Stronger Land Trusts
- Consultations & Coaching
- CLCC Advanced Collaboration and Merger Assistance Program
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
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