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:

Flatbread Fundraiser - Tuesday October 15, 5 - 9 p.m.

Dine in or order to go! The Flatbread Company in the Shoppes at Farmington Valley will donate a share of all pizza sales to CLCT.

 

Geology Hike - Sunday October 20, 1:30 p.m. at the Pratt Property on Cherry Brook Rd.

Join Tom Noonan for a two-hour exploration of the geology of Cherry Brook and the surrounding area. You may want to bring safety glasses, as there will be some hands-on activity. Wear sturdy shoes and insect protection, and please leave dogs at home. In case of questionable weather, check back here for updates.

 

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Archaeology at the Mary Conklin Sanctuary

In October 2017 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