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Environmental Justice Demands Listening

In order to serve our membership, our community, and our region, the Branford Land Trust continues to present materials that help place our mission to preserve open space in historical, cultural, and national context. Today we would like to highlight the work of Dorceta E. Taylor, a professor at the Yale School for the Environment […]

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Branford Land Trust Helps Anchorage Road Barn Find New Home(s)

In 2019, the Branford Land Trust was given a lovely 3.7-acre property that abutted Young’s Pond Park, increasing the protected open space at this popular preserve. The property came with a handsome, historic barn and shed, both built around 1912 as part of a large gentleman’s farm belonging to Alden M. Young. Young was a […]

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Lessons Learned When Woodlands Burn

The Branford Land Trust suffered a large brush fire on its property behind Orchard Avenue on the evening of January 24, 2021. It was a clear, cold, windy Sunday. The NFL Playoffs were on TV. Fortunately, observant neighbors saw the fire and dialed 911. The BLT is grateful to those neighbors, and to the members […]

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Snapped Trees

By Jonathan Katz November 21, 2020. Saturday. A gift day, warm, sunny, almost t-shirt weather at Thanksgiving. Into the woods. To the Supply Ponds, the Town of Branford’s magnificent central preserve managed by Branford Parks and Open Space Authority. I had not been there for months, not since the August rainless tropical storm, not since […]

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BRIDGEWORK

By Jonathan Katz If you have walked the Stony Creek Limited Partnership property, you have seen, and likely strolled across, the magnificent, elevated boardwalk running east to west over the tidal marsh. Set on large pilings, the boardwalk stretches over 200 feet, providing 360 degree views of the marsh, the railroad embankment, the tree lines, […]

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