A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
Land Conservation

Since its inception, CFPA has been a statewide leader in land protection and management. CFPA is a land trust protecting over 2,000 acres of land across the state through direct ownership and the holding of conservation easements. Our focus is protecting working forests and corridors along the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System.

Visit our CFPA Protected Properties page to learn more about the land we protect, and visit our Property Management & Forestry page for resources to help with your next project. Thanks for your interest and be sure to check back regularly for updates!

Colliers with a charcoal mound
Did you know that CT had a booming charcoal industry in the 19th century? Can you spot the signs of old charcoal mounds in the woods throughout CT? If this topic intrigues you, read on to learn more!
CFPA Protected Properties Map
Our interactive map lets you explore our property locations & our land profiles share the story behind our protected properties including basic information like property size & public access status. Come in & explore.
John Hibbard continues his amazing legacy of conservation by donating his family's 100+ acre forest in Woodstock to CFPA. Read on and watch the video to learn more!
Walt Harris - CFPA Land Steward Volunteer
Walt Harris is a longtime fan of the outdoors who spent much of his career behind a desk. Now, as a CFPA Land Steward Volunteer, he gets to enjoy the outdoors while giving back to the land he loves.
WNPR Interview on CFPA's Field Forest in Durham
WNPR recently featured CFPA's Field Forest Timber Harvest in a short piece on the radio and online. Read on to find out more.
Scenic view along the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails
We need YOUR help to offset the costs of land conservation and property management. A donation to one of our three dedicated funds will ensure we can continue our work well into the future.