CT Forestry Services Directory

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) has created the CT Forestry Services Directory as a resource for forest landowners. Landowners can find a CT certified professional forester to assist with individual needs.

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Sample Signage

CLCC’s sign collection includes example signage for land trusts and other conservation and trail organizations.  If you have helpful signage to share, please contact Cristina at

For additional (non-CT) samples visit WeConservePA’s sign gallery:

For CT COVID-19 Sample Trails Signage click here.

Resources from New Land Trust Board Member Bootcamp: Session #4 – Stewardship

4/5/21 – Stewardship plays a vital role in the continued care and conservation of land trust properties. Join us for the fourth session in our New Land Board Member Boot Camp to explore what stewardship means for your land trust! CLCC’s New Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp is a new five-week series, led by Connie Manes.

This workshop was originally presented as part of CLCC’s Spring 2021 Conserving Land by Staying Connected Programming.

Land Trust Alliance Guidance during COVID-19
COVID-19 Sample Trails Signage and Preserve Use Guidance

As part of CLCC’s virtual programming, Conserving Land by Staying Connected and to continue to be responsive to the needs of Connecticut’s land trust community, a compilation of documents, resources, and recordings of previous programs have been included below to best serve land trusts and conservation organizations at this time.

Stewardship Funding with NRCS

6/4/20 – Staff from NRCS Connecticut presented about available funding for your stewardship work. NRCS Staff covered a variety of their programs including the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Healthy Forest Reserve Program.

Updating Your Stewardship Workplan

5/21/20 – Connie Manes, Executive Director of Kent Land Trust presents on planning your stewardship calendar at this time. Review basic must-do stewardship responsibilities for fee-owned and conservation easement properties, and learn how land trusts in CT and nationally are accomplishing these tasks.

Invasive Species Management Q&A Session

5/19/20 – Jeff Ward, Chief Scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Kelsey Wentling, River Steward with the Connecticut River Conservancy lead a session with brief presentations about key terrestrial invasive species and water chestnut, an invasive aquatic plant, and there will be ample time for questions and discussion.

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Stewardship – Land Trust Alliance
Information on Powerline Right-of-Way Vegetation Management

4/12/19 – CLCC and Eversource Energy hosted a forum with Dr. Robert Askins who presented specific guidelines for managing habitat for early successional birds (as well as New England Cottontails) on powerline corridors and in other open areas on land trust preserves. Following Dr. Askins’ presentation, representatives from the Eversource Vegetation Management team presented on current management objectives, protocol and maintenance schedules as it relates to transmission corridors.