Acquire, preserve and protect Coventry’s open space for future generations
* Conserve and protect environmentally sensitive lands and natural resources
* Educate residents and the general public regarding the need for land
and resource conservation
* Recommend to the Town Council those properties which meet the goals
and objectives for land preservation
The Land Trust strives to preserve open space, protect wetlands, water bodies, ground and surface water resources, farm lands, historical or cultural places of interest, scenic views, unusual, exceptional or exemplary natural habitats. Land Trust held properties hopefully will provide opportunities for research and education on natural resources. Land Trust properties, unless restricted, are open to the public for passive recreation. The Coventry Comprehensive Plan guides the Land Trust in protecting environmentally sensitive areas, wetlands, aquifer recharge areas, scenic views and farmlands. The Land Trust protects open space via acquisition of development rights, conservation easements, acquiring title, and receiving donations of real property. The Land Trust also partners with private and governmental land protection agencies to achieve mutual goals particularly on large parcels which otherwise might be out of reach for one particular group. The Land Trust in cooperation with the town of Coventry monitors land trust properties to ensure their environmental integrity.