Canton Land Conservation Trust
Canton
Connecticut
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The Mission of the Canton Land Conservation Trust is to acquire, preserve, and protect land of scenic, natural or historic value within the Town of Canton; to maintain this land and its plant and animal life using the best conservation, wildlife habitat, and forestry practices available; and to promote public awareness, understanding, and enjoyment of the land.

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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*** DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE MOONLIGHT HIKE SCHEDULED FOR FEB 24 HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***

Recent rains and abnormally warm weather have left the trails muddy and vulnerable, and additional rain is in the forecast, so the event has regretfully been cancelled.


Cross-country skiing (weather permitting)

Once again, weather conditions have not favored the cross-country ski event that had been planned for Feb. 10. If snow conditions improve, we will announce a new date and time. Check back here for updated information.

Skiers of all levels are invited to dress for winter conditions and bring their skis to explore the beautiful winter trails with Land Trust Director John Pech. Skiers may stay with the group or venture out on their own. Plan on two hours of skiing, but those preferring a shorter outing may take a shorter loop.


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Archaeology at the Mary Conklin Sanctuary

Last October we explored the foundation of a former barn once used as part of the Town of Canton's poor farm.  Pictures of that activity now appear in our Photo Gallery.


New England Cottontail Cut Completed at Sun, Wind and Woodland

The forestry work has been completed and we have now reopened the Sun, Wind and Woodland Preserve to the public. The cut was intentionally left "messy" with brush piles and slash left behind to provide cover for small mammals and to protect tree seedlings by discouraging deer browse. We look forward to seeing the cut rapidly change as it develops into the brushland habitat needed by New England Cottontails and many species of birds.

While the area is no longer closed, we urge people to stay out of the newly cut area. Please feel free to use the Sun, Wind, and Woodland On the eastern edge of the project, and the unmarked trail on the southwest border of the project. In addition to brush piles which might not be stable, the project deliberately leaves slash on the ground throughout the cut area. This material helps prevent erosion, encourages regrowth, and discourages deer from browsing on the new growth. It is deliberately difficult to walk through, so we urge people to stick to the trails.

For more information and pictures of the forestry work please visit our Photo Gallery



Silent Auction Contributors
as of March 14th

  • Bikram Yoga in the Valley
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Cake Gypsy
  • Canton Indoor Golf
  • Canton Village Gulf Service Center
  • Collinsville Canoe and Kayak
  • Cherry Brook Pizza
  • Cross Fit Legitimus Gym
  • Crown and Hammer Pub
  • Bill Duncan
  • Dynamic Auto
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Flatbread Pizza Company
  • Foothills Delery
  • Harvey and Lewis
  • Healthtrax
  • Hickory Ledges Farm
  • Wayne Jekot
  • Deb Koval
  • La Trattoria Restaurant
  • Long Automotive
  • Meat House
  • Midas Automotive
  • Motophoto
  • Portobello's Restaurant
  • Riverside Nursery and Garden Center
  • Roaring Brook Nature Center
  • Saybrook Fish House
  • Shop Rite
  • Simsmore Tennis Club
  • Southern Pines
  • Spirited Hand
  • Stepping Stones and Trusty Trail Guides
  • Betty Stanley
  • Super Cellar Warehouse
  • Trader Joe's