Goshen Land Trust

The Goshen Land Trust, Inc. is an organization of volunteers, founded in 1980, for the purposes of improving the quality of life for current and future generations of Goshen, Connecticut area residents, through the preservation and protection of natural and open lands. Over the years, the Land Trust has secured ownership of approximately 300 acres of land and conservation easements on an additional 65 acres. Much of this land is along stream corridors with wild beauty and historic mill sites. We acquired land on the Marshepaug River across from a waterfall, and have renovated the existing shed as a Land Trust office.
 

The Goshen Land Trust seeks to preserve, in perpetuity, land in the town of Goshen, for the purposes of habitat preservation and enhancement, water quality protection, agricultural production, passive recreation, and scenic and historic preservation. To these ends, the Land Trust seeks, through outright gift, conservation easement, or possibly purchase, to preserve the following lands;

  1. Habitat of threatened or endangered species
  2. River corridors
  3. Large tracts of undeveloped land
  4. Corridors connecting preserved land
  5. Scenic and historic sites
  6. Prime agricultural land
  7. Land abutting protected land
  8. Other significant open space areas including wetlands and forested areas.

In addition, the Land Trust will accept donations of property which can be sold to fund acquisition of priority lands. Such property will be designated as "trade land" at the time of acquisition.
 


Contact Goshen Land Trust

Barry Donaldson
President
16 Mill St.
PO Box 501
Goshen, Connecticut  06756-0501
Phone: 860-491-LAND


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Litchfield County, Connecticut


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