The Wintonbury Land Trust was founded in 1982 and continues a proud tradition of grass roots leadership in the effort to protect and conserve land and natural resources in its community. The mission of the Land Trust is to promote the preservation, improvement, protection, and conservation of natural resources for the benefit of the community. The Wintonbury Land Trust’s major goals are: the protection of natural resources, especially soil and water quality and woodland health; the conservation of farms and undeveloped land, e.g. woodlands, wetlands, wildlife corridors, in Bloomfield and surrounding areas; the conservation of appropriate urban landscapes with respect to the community’s built environment; and the connectivity with other community features (Greenways, wildlife corridors, trails, parks, and adjacent lands).
The vision of the Wintonbury Land Trust incorporates the following elements: to increase protected land in area served; connect people with nature; increase visibility & influence of the Trust within the community; provide tighter stewardship and management of the lands under the Trust’s protection, leading to greater community benefit & use of those lands; and to increase communication at all levels – including the Trust’s Board, membership, and the general community – which fosters greater participation in all land trust activities.
The Wintonbury Land Trust is tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that holds over 200 acres principally in the Town of Bloomfield, as well as Windsor, West Hartford and Simsbury, Connecticut. Our 17 distinct properties range in size from less than 1 acre up to 46 acres. Visit our blog for property reports.