Conserve Your Property: Fee Lands

Fee-simple land gifts and purchases of fee land are critically important to the Trust’s mission of protecting the special places of Northwest Connecticut. Gifts of land in fee transfer full legal ownership to the Trust. In return, we maintain perpetual stewardship and management responsibility for the land, ensuring the land, air, and water will be preserved and protected for future generations. On fee-simple farmlands, we may provide no-cost or low-cost leases to local farmers, while providing attentive oversight to ensure the use of best practices.

The Trust’s experience with fee gifts spans over forty-five years and almost two hundred projects. Our highly skilled professional staff works with landowners to memorialize their conservation vision. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your interest in donating fee-simple lands. For more information, please contact Catherine Rawson, Executive Director, at (860) 927-1927 or by email at