American Farmland Trust: www.farmland.org.
Beardsley Zoo: http://www.beardsleyzoo.org.
Connecticut Coverts Project: The Connecticut Coverts Project is a forest wildlife education program which reaches out to individual woodland owners to teach them how sound management practices can make wildlife healthier, more diverse and abundant. The Coverts Project began simultaneously in Vermont and Connecticut in 1983. Since that time it has spread to 11 other states across the northeastern U.S. Its goals are to teach forest owners how good forest stewardship can 1) Earn the woodland owner a long-term financial return, and 2) Improve the health and productivity of both the forest and the wildlife that live in it. For over 300 years, Connecticut's forests have been cutover, burned and otherwise abused for human profit. Decades of neglect have alternated with intense periods of indiscriminate cutting and abuse. Genetic depletion, poor health and productivity, and loss of wildlife species have been the result. Today, rapid development and land fragmentation, as well as poor cutting practices, continue to threaten our forest and wildlife resources.
Walt Moody, an Ellington resident, in cooperation which the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection provides resource information and coordination to assist landowners in enhancing the health and productivity of their properties and to practice sound forest and wildlife conservation. For further information please contact Walt Moody 860-875-1459. Walt also serves on the board of the NCTLT and is chairman of the Ellington Conservation Commission.
Connecticut Chapter: The American Chestnut Foundation: www.ctacf.org.
The Connecticut Chapter of TACF is dedicated to restoring the keystone forest tree of the eastern United States, by locating blooming remaining American chestnut trees in Connecticut and by breeding blight-resistant trees from Connecticut Mother Trees. Click http://ctacf.org/page.cfm/Swan to see article written by Northern Connecticut Land Trust member Jim Gage regarding the partnership between Northern Connecticut Land Trust and CT-TACF.
Connecticut Conservation Land Council: www.ctconservation.org.
Conserving Tolland: www.conservingtollandct.org.
1% for the Planet: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
Since 2002, 1% For The Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world. In return, this growing alliance of companies is given the opportunity not only to see their self-worth rise, but their net worth climb as well. Northern Connecticut Land Trust is pleased to be a part of this endeavor.
Land Trust Alliance: www.landtrustalliance.org
National Conservation Easement Database: http://www.conservationeasement.us/
Private Landowner Network: www.privatelandownernetwork.org an online directory of conservation information, resources, service providers, and programs for landowners. PLN is a project of Resources First Foundation, (www.resourcesfirstfoundation.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Tankerhoosen: www.tankerhoosen.info. Information on the complete Tankerhoosen Gorge, Vernon, posted by Jon Roe.
Vernon Greenways Volunteers: vernongreenways.org/
Vernon Parks and Recreation: www.vernon-ct.gov/parks.
Vernon Parks and Recreation Rails to Trails Map (showing Talcott Ravine). (Large file): http://www.vernon-ct.gov/parks_rec/Vernon_Rails-to-Trails.pdf