Canton Land Conservation Trust
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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Upcoming Events:

Wings and Things Migration Day Event - Saturday September 15 at Roaring Brook Nature Center

At the height of fall migration, join us at the Roaring Brook Nature Center for a day of hikes, presentations and activities for the whole family.

There is no telling what may fly by, including migrating birds, butterflies or dragonflies! Stay for a short time or as long as you'd like.

10 - 4 - Migration Day Scavenger Hunt, crafts and games

10 -11 - Live bird of prey presentation by A Place Called Hope, Killingworth, CT

11  - 1 - Guided hike to the fields (weather permitting) led by Jay Kaplan, Director of the Nature Center to look for fall migrants. Feel free to join us in the field for a picnic.

2 - Eagle presentation by Karen Nicoletti, DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist

Cost: $7 per person or $20 for family of four (RBNC and Land  Trust members - FREE)

 

Pre-Registration required. Call 860-693-0263 or register online here.

 

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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