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Daffodils at the Gavel Family Farm Preserve; photo by Alison Lundie

  • RLT is applying for accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2015, the gold standard for the operation of a land trust. LTAC, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, invites your comment on our benefit to you and the Town of Roxbury. Comments must relate to national quality standards addressing the ethical and technical operation of land trusts. For the full list of Standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices. Send signed comments by e-mail to info@landtrustaccreditation.org or by mail to
    by May 22, 2015. Thirteen (13) land trusts in Connecticut are accredited.

  • Save the Date! Our 2015 events calendar is up!
    Sunday, May 24, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend — Hike the Tierney Preserve. Tony Mitchell, Rivers Alliance educator, will lead a Jack’s Brook Walk. Limited to 30 adults and children; sign up by calling 860-350-4148. Meet at the Tierney parking area. Rain or shine.

  • Our new page, Nature Notes consolidates information about wildlife and invasive plants.

  • Dog Lovers/Dog Walkers: Please keep your dog under control and preferably leashed.

  • Please use our trails with care, and report areas in need of attention to the RLT office, 860-350-4148 or by e-mail to knorris@roxburylandtrust.org.

  • Preserves Map: 30 miles of trails available as a single PDF download or as a web page. From this page you can also download several individual preserves maps.

  • Time and the Land: The Story of Mine Hill is available to download in PDF


    Established in 1970, the Roxbury Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the community's rural character for generations to come. Today 3,630 acres are conserved as open space under the Trust's stewardship.

    The Roxbury Land Trust is supported through membership dues, employee matching gifts, occasional state and federal grants, foundation grants and charitable contributions. RLT does not receive town, state or federal support on an annual basis.

    It is staffed by Susan Payne, executive director, Kim Norris, associate director, and Jamie Curren, land manager; served by a volunteer board of directors and aided by volunteer effort.

    Roxbury Land Trust
    P.O. Box 51
    Roxbury, CT 06783
        Office hours: weekdays
    from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Phone: 860-350-4148
         Our office is located at
    7 South Street
    (Old Town Hall)

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