Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust is the largest land trust in Connecticut and the 18th largest land trust in the United States by the number of lands we conserve. Since our founding in 1965, Weantinoge has been dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural environment and the region’s working farmland, while also providing children and families with enriching opportunities to learn about and experience the natural world. We permanently protect more than 9,700 acres in 17 communities. Our properties include wildlife sanctuaries, 15 working farms, and 12 nature preserves open to the public with more than 15 miles hiking trails.
The board and staff at Weantinoge work toward a future in which all of the communities in Connecticut benefit from the permanent protection of the state’s clean air, land, and water. Through continued land acquisition, science-based stewardship, and the achievement of the highest standards and practices in the field, the Trust aims to assist communities in permanently protecting their most critical natural areas forever.
2015 Annual Report (PDF)