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Connecticut Land Trust Advancement Initiative: Growing Conservation & Stewardship Capacity by Building Stronger Land Trusts

A CLCC program commenced in October 2014, the Connecticut Land Trust Advancement Initiative is an organizational advancement program for land trusts working together as part of one of Connecticut's Regional Conservation Partnership or otherwise seeking opportunities for regional collaboration.

2021 Initiatives

Waterbury Region Land Trust Advancement Initiative

With support from the Connecticut Community Foundation, CLCC will be addressing the lack of diversity within the land conservation sector with land trusts in the greater Waterbury/Litchfield Hills region.

This Initiative, similar to those in the Northeast and New London County, will seek to refocus land trusts on their organizational culture and provide opportunities to meet diverse audiences for the shared mission of building healthier and more sustainable communities.

Northeast Connecticut Advancement Initiative

As described above, our work will continue to focus on improving communications and community engagement, working with the land trusts to refocus their organizational culture and develop relationships with diverse audiences. In tandem, layers to the regional mapper developed as part of this Initiative will continue to be refined to address equity.

New London County Advancement Initiative

As described above, our work will continue to focus on improving communications and community engagement, beginning with seeking out and building relationships with community organizations in New London County to gain an understanding of their land use and programming needs, and how land trusts can serve their communities to meet these needs.

In tandem, layers to the regional mapper developed as part of this Initiative will continue to be refined to address equity.