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The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) Conservation Service Provider Directory provides a list of businesses, consultants, and contractors that have worked or have an interest in working with Connecticut land trusts.

Please note that while the following service providers are offered to assist Connecticut’s land conservation community, they are not meant to be exhaustive of either the types of services or the providers available to the public.

Important:  Inclusion on a list is not an endorsement of any one or more of these service providers. We strongly recommend that before retaining the services of any service provider you ask for several references from land trusts and/or other organizations/individuals with whom they have worked.

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Accounts Plus
Tracy Liner

187 Maskel Road

South Windsor, CT 06074-1620

Income Tax Preparation and QuickBooks Bookkeeping Services offered in central Connecticut. Federal and State income Tax Returns Prepared by a Registered Tax Return Preparer.  Let us help you file your Form 1040s and navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If your needs are bookkeeping for your new or existing business, Accounts Plus will provide consulting, ongoing bookkeeping services and training, We can take care of your books so you can concentrate on your business. Services are provided on-site or remotely utilizing the most convenient pick-up/delivery options available.  We will structure a plan that fits your business needs. Accounts Plus has skilled bookkeepers with over 20 years of experience to provide you with professional and accurate service.

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Aquarion Water Company
Joe Welsh
Vice President of Operations & Utility Innovation

200 Monroe Turnpike

Monroe, CT 06468

Aquarion Water Company, a subsidiary of Eversource, is the public water supply company for approximately 236,000 customer accounts or more than 750,000 people in 72 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We are the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and are among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, we’ve been in the public water supply business since 1857, and each of our approximately 346 employees throughout New England is proud to have the opportunity to deliver the highest quality product and services to our customers.

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Aquarion’s mission is to be the service provider, employer, and investment of choice through a relentless commitment to excellence.

Botanical & Ecological Consulting
Christopher Mangels

26 North Drive

New Fairfield, CT 06812

Independent consultant with over 30 years experience in the Northeast, principally in biological inventory and documentation and management of rare and invasive plant species.

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Contact Christopher Mangels for more details.

Brawley Consulting Group
Hunter Brawley
Owner & Manager

95 Pilgrim Drive

Windsory, CT 06095

The Brawley Consulting Group includes other land use professionals, including engineers, surveyors, attorneys, soil scientists and landscapers who are subcontracted to provide comprehensive land conservation and management services for its clients. The Group specializes in identifying and documenting property conservation values, allowing our clients to make informed decisions regarding potential land protection or conservation easement projects.

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Recent projects include designing and constructing over 2 miles of trails at the Upper Bantam River Preserve in Litchfield, completing an accessible wetland boardwalk in Sherman and helping address the backlog of Baseline Documentation Reports (BDRs) and management plans for land trusts applying for Land Trust Alliance accreditation or Terra Firma insurance program.

Capitol Consulting
Mike Dugan

23 Viola Drive

East Hampton, CT 06424

In 2010, after 20 years as a State Capitol lobbyist, Mike Dugan established Capitol Consulting a full service government relations firm. Capitol Consulting provides the experience, integrity, access and respect one achieves through years of successful representation of our clients’ issues. Capitol Consulting is well respected with a proven network of legislative and state agency contacts to navigate the often-complex halls of state government. Capitol Consulting is founded on the simple principle that there is no substitute for hard work.

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Services include:

  • Legislative Lobbying
  • Executive/Administrative Lobbying
  • Coalition/Grassroots Development
  • Strategic Communication
Danosky & Associates
Sharon Danosky
President & Founder

PO Box 1225

New Milford, CT 06776

Danosky & Associates is an action-oriented, results driven consulting firm that builds nonprofit capacity, applied through an equity lens with innovative strategies for an ever-emerging future. Our expertise focuses on four critical areas and specialties in each area that can be part of an integrated plan or address specific independent issues. Strategy, Governance, Funding and Finance.

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To provide the best services to our clients possible, we have honed and developed key skills that we consider essential to the outcomes our clients are expecting.  Individually and collectively we have dedicated years to perfecting our practice. That is why we consistently achieve and super-achieve the outcomes our clients want and expect.

  • The ability to listen – to clients, board members, donors and people with lived experience
  • The art of facilitation – to bring consensus through deliberative and meaningful discussion
  • The skill to ask the right question – critical questions asked at pivotal moments open discussion
  • The gift of communication – both written and oral so ideas are presented clearly and compellingly
  • Dedication to research – to gather and analyze data that unlocks opportunity
  • A holistic approach to all initiatives we direct.
Sean Bennett
Senior Account Executive

269 Main Street

Portland, CT 06480

Decian, Inc. is the leading provider of Managed Services and IT Support in Connecticut. Through knowledge and experience, Decian, Inc. is well suited to provide its customers with reliable proactive information technology (IT) solutions that are simple to use and cost effective. Our centrally managed services allow us to provide on demand, 24×7 IT support services.

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At Decian, IT support is at the very core of what we do. Prioritizing and addressing your specific needs is our goal. We focus on delivering proactive, immediate, customized IT support to better enable your business to achieve optimal performance. Our industry leading response times and proactive alerting is what sets us apart from the competition. At Decian, helping businesses increase productivity and lower cost by reducing downtime is our mission. Experience the difference Decian IT Support can make in your business.

Ecological Land Management
Brian Colleran

293 High Road

Newbury, MA 01951-2506

Ecological Land Management, LLC (ELM), is an ecological restoration oriented company, with a focus on the management of invasive species, making transportation infrastructure more resilient to climate change, and wetland and riparian areas.

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Specialties include research on, and management of, invasive knotweeds; interacting with State and municipal wetland laws and regulations; and botanical education. ELM’s Principal, Brian Colleran, has a long history with riparian area restoration projects in several biomes, and has been an author on four peer reviewed publications focused on how invasive knotweeds amplify and exacerbate riparian erosion.

Farm Credit East
Keith Stechschulte
EVP, Regional Manager

240 South Road

Enfield, CT 06082

Farm Credit East is a financial cooperative providing credit and financial services to farmers, commercial fishermen, forest products producers and agribusinesses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Vermont.

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We are a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to those in agriculture and related industries across the United States. Since 1916, the Farm Credit System has supplied the nation’s agricultural industry with nearly one-third of its credit needs.

Ferrucci & Walicki, LLC
Eric Hansen
Managing Partner

6 Way Road

Middlefield, CT 06455

We are a full service land stewardship company based in central Connecticut. We service the entire state and have expertise with a wide range of topics to help you manage your land. We help with planning, mapping, educational programs, recreation, project implementation for wildlife habitat, forest resilience and more.

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For over forty years Ferrucci & Walicki, LLC have been providing forest and land stewardship guidance to landowners of all kinds and sizes throughout the state and region. Our process begins with listening to what matters to the landowner and developing a long-term relationship with both the owner and the land. Using a combination of tools we help people understand the current conditions of their land and provide them recommendations to build on the strengths of the land to achieve their goals.

Garbo Grabber
Chris Fitzpatrick

55 Merritt Boulevard

Trumbull, CT 06611-5435

We are a manufacturer, supplier and a one stop shop for all your litter cleanup needs. We’ve been helping make a difference in our environment since 2011.

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We carry reachers, pickers, compostable bags and all the accessories for these items! The success to a quicker, more sanitary clean up is our product called The Trash Bagger,  which is manufactured in the U.S.A.The Trash Bagger is a lightweight hand held device that is designed to improve the way litter is picked up!The Trash Bagger keeps the mouth of a trash bag open during use, allowing users to easily deposit all types of litter more efficiently under better sanitary conditions while increasing productivity.

We have sold and shipped our products to aid in cleanup efforts worldwide. Our products can be used at home, at the beaches, town and state parks, amusement parks, college campuses, campgrounds, stadiums and roadways; the possibilities are endless…

Kerin & Fazio, LLC
Christopher Kerin

23 Sherman Street

Fairfield, CT 06824

Kerin & Fazio, LLC provides expert valuation and advisory services to Connecticut municipalities and their land trust partners. From open space acquisitions to municipal revaluations, Kerin & Fazio, LLC is a trusted advisor that you can always count on.

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Kerin & Fazio is a trusted leader in real estate valuation and advisory services. Here you’ll work with MAI designated professionals who are among the most highly regarded senior appraisers in the region. Our client list includes major investors, corporations, law firms, lending institutions, Land Trusts, municipalities, and government agencies. More than just an appraiser, your K & F partner is a real estate advisor whom you can always count on.

Little Green Light
Robyn Gallagher

4616 25th Avenue NE #206

Seattle, WA 98105

Little Green Light’s all-in-one donor management software is built to help you transform your work with ease.

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At Little Green Light, we’re focused on three things: people, data, and simplicity. As our customer, you’ll experience the results of our hard work in the way we’ve built our entire business. From our straight-forward product design, to our all-inclusive pricing plan and friendly customer service, we are committed to excellence in all that we do for you.

Offices of Keith R. Ainsworth, Esq., LLC
Keith Ainsworth
Managing Member

51 Elm Street, Suite 201

New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 435-2014

Serving businesses, municipalities, non-profits and individuals for over thirty years.

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This New Haven-based firm serves the needs of clients throughout Connecticut. Attorney Ainsworth has been litigating and negotiating matters and advising clients for over three decades in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

RP McDermott Associates Inc.
Richard P. McDermott

11 Mountain Ave., Suite 302

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Real estate appraisal and valuation consulting with a focus on land valuation, conservation and agricultural easement appraisals.

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The Conservation Fund
Lucas Bladen
Major Gifts Manager

1655 N. Fort Myers Dr., Suite 1300

Arlington, VA 22209

The Conservation Fund, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America’s legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals.

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We practice conservation to achieve environmental and economic outcomes. Our trusted and get-it-done staff throughout the country create and implement innovative, practical ways to benefit the natural world and the well-being of Americans from every walk of life.

At the Fund, we believe that conservation is an “all-hands on deck” proposition, in the words of a former Board Chair. Conservation takes many forms, and The Fund’s programs interpret and practice conservation in a mutually-reinforcing way—working in concert to make sure the value of natural resources in America remain essential to our prosperity.