The mission of the Burlington Land Trust is to acquire, preserve and protect land of scenic, natural or historic value in perpetuity for the benefit of present and future generations.
Founded in 1989, the Burlington Land Trust is a non-profit organization funded by membership dues and donations. The principle mission of any land trust is to conserve open space. Click here for a list of our properties.
BLT sponsors events like the Vertical Mile Challenge, Region 10 hikes, Summer Reading Program events, the Almost Full Moon Snowshoe Ramble, the first ever Tunxis Trail Ultramarathon, the Burlington 5K, Trails Day, and Open Space forums.
Land Conservation and Acquisition
The BLT works with landowners, businesses and all levels of government, sharing a common objective of land preservation through acquisition, donation or conservation easement. The BLT works cooperatively with other organizations including the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, the Land Trust Alliance, The Trust for Public Land and our good friends at Connecticut Forest & Park Association.
We manage and look over our properties in order to fulfill the original wishes of land donors, guard against encroachment and preserve and protect the walking trails on our properties for all to enjoy. The BLT owns or manages 9 properties, covering over 400 acres.