About the Branford Land Trust

The Branford Land Trust is a non-profit organization founded in 1967. Its mission is to preserve open space in Branford and to promote our community's appreciation of Branford's diverse natural features.

For more than 40 years, the Branford Land Trust—your land trust—has acquired and protected more than 950 acres of priceless open space in Branford. The Land Trust also holds conservation easements on another 340 acres. In addition, we've worked with all of Branford to help acquire several publicly owned tracts including the Stony Creek Quarry Preserve, Beacon Hill, Saltonstall Mountain and the Queach Preserve.

We protect diverse natural environments—tidal salt marshes at the shore, wetlands along the Branford River and its tributaries, upland forests and meadows, and even a few tiny islands in Long Island Sound. The many areas that are not too fragile for pedestrian access are available for walking, bird watching, cross country skiing or just enjoying a few quiet moments.