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Land Conservation
Trust, Inc.



About The Trust

Trust Properties


Brochure (pdf)

Board Members 

Membership Application 

About the Trust

What is the Shelton Land Conservation Trust?

Founded in 1969, the Shelton Land Conservation Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection open spaces in Shelton, Connecticut. We currently hold in trust 30 parcles of land totaling over 365 acres. Our properties have been acquired by purchase, partnership, grant, and bequest. We can accept donations of land. The Trust's members and officers are your neighbors who are working to save some of our streams, ponds, woodlands and marshes for native wildlife and for the enjoyment and education of you and your children.  Membership in the Trust is open to the public. 

How does the Trust help Shelton and you?

Every piece of land set aside becomes a spot of unspoiled beauty - helping to preserve the appeal of our town. This adds value to your property by making Shelton a more attractive place in which to live. By acquiring and preserving land, the Trust also helps promote the orderly growth of the town.

What type of programs does the Trust offer?

The Trust holds public meetings featuring prominent conservationists as speakers, film showings, and "live" wildlife specimen demonstrations. The Trust also conducts field trips for all ages. Newsletters and flyers are published to keep members and the public informed on vital issues effecting the Trust and land it seeks to preserve.

How can you help the work of the Trust?

1. By joining the Trust.    (Link to Application)

Regular Membership     $15.00/year
Life Membership           $250.00

The Trust is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, all volunteer, non-profit organization. Dues and contributions are tax deductible and go toward managing the Trust and maintaining its properties.  No officers or members receive an salary for their participation in land trust activities.

2. By donating land or funds.

We welcome donations of land or funds from individuals, corporations or other public or private institutions.

3. By volunteering your time.

Help with property maintainence, trail repair/construction, invasive plant management and control, or become a land monitor.


The Trust urges everyone interested in preserving parts of Shelton in its natural state to join the Shelton Land Conservation Trust.

Although our town may be considered highly developed, there still exist a number of very beautiful natural areas where both plant and animal wildlife are protected. We must act quickly, however, as some of these are rapidly disappearing.

Please fill out an APPLICATION and join us today!

Download our brochure (pdf).

PO Box 2276 - Huntington Station
Shelton, CT 06484

Page updated - 10/20/15