The Woodbridge Land Trust owns and maintains over 170 acres in the Town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. In addition to the land that it owns, the Trust holds conservation easements on approximately 540 acres of open space and woodlands.
The Trust maintains approximately 20 miles of hiking trails and 25 trail-heads on its own property and property owned by the Town of Woodbridge. We encourage an open exchange of ideas and maintain cooperative relationships with community groups to arrive at the best possible use of our public lands. The Trust hosts and participates in community events as part of its mission to educate and promote awareness of the importance of our natural resources.
We are proud to host one of only seven chestnut research orchards in Connecticut. In cooperation with the American Chestnut Foundation, the Trust planted and has nurtured the orchard, which is located at the Fitzgerald Walking Trails. Before succumbing to a devastating blight, the American Chestnut accounted for one-quarter of eastern hardwood trees, ranging from Maine to Georgia and into the Ohio Valley. The goal is to produce disease resistant trees and begin to repopulate the species.
The Woodbridge Land Trust, Inc. is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.