East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Gary Hock
East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Melissa Cherniske
Summer Hay Harvest on Kent's Southern Gateway
East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Mark Simmons
Country Road in the Tobin Preserve photo Melissa Cherniske
Housatonic River near Bulls Bridge
KLT is Kent's community land trust, working to protect Northwest Connecticut's natural beauty and resources through direct ownership of land, stewardship of conservation easements on privately-owned properties, and assistance to landowners interested in responsible and sustainable land management practices. A nationally-recognized leader, in 2010 KLT became the second land trust in CT to be accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. KLT conducts a full slate of fun and educational programs throughout the year.
We thank you for your support this past year,
and look forward to seeing you in 2021!
-Gwynne, Connie, Clark & Melissa
Our Preserves and Hiking Trails are OPEN!
A great way to exercise, out of the house, in the fresh air and sunshine, all while being able to maintain a safe social distance!
with links to each of the KLT Preserve Trail Maps.
Each holiday season we ask you to renew your membership or become a new member of the Kent Land Trust. To our newest neighbors and friends, may we begin by saying, Welcome!
KLT’s work to protect the wildlife, local farms, and beautiful vistas that make Kent so very special is matched by our ardent commitment to provide public access to nature. The attention our staff and volunteers devote to keeping our trails safe and enjoyable is one reason we’ve seen visitors to those trails more than triple this year. We’re delighted so many of you are turning to the outdoors for entertainment, solace and renewal, and hope the enclosed Trail Map will inspire you to explore them all!
Whether you’ve been here for generations or are just discovering us, I hope it’s clear that Kent’s gift of Nature is rare enough in this world, and exactly what our Land Trust is designed to support and protect.
Here is our heartfelt invitation to join us in the work and the pleasure of the Kent Land Trust. May your winter be warm and especially safe this year –