mission of the Branford Land Trust is to preserve open space in
Branford and to promote our community's
appreciation of Branford's diverse natural features.
The Branford Land Trust is a non-profit organization, founded in 1967 with the goal of protecting Branford's natural resources. For more than 40 years, the Trust has honored its mission by acquiring and managing open space, promoting education about our natural resources, and encouraging our community to get involved.
The Trust now owns 950 acres in over 130 parcels in Branford, Connecticut, on the shore of Long Island Sound just east of New Haven. Most recently, it has worked for the acquisition of the 24-acre Pieper Woodlands and for a conservation easement along with the Town of Branford on the 37-acre Johnson Farm. The Town of Branford acquired four acres of the farm, and with this parcel plus the Pieper property, it is now possible to walk a loop trail from the base of the Supply Ponds trail system all the way to the top of the Saltonstall Mountain Preserve in North Branford, and then back again! Working together with the Town for forty years, Branford now has a natural area of nearly a thousand acres in the Supply Ponds area to protect Branford's natural resources and for its citizens to enjoy.
The Land Trust is run by volunteers and supported by over 900 members. If you are interested in joining our efforts, please contact us. In the meantime, we invite you to browse our site - there's plenty to protect, learn and explore!