Forest Preservation Effort
Weston-Wilton Forest Block
April 4, 2018
Aspetuck Land Trust today announced plans for a large-scale forest preservation effort in Weston and Wilton.
The forest preservation initiative is being led by Aspetuck Land Trust in partnership with Wilton Land Conservation Trust and is part of a larger regional land preservation effort called the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H) which seeks to preserve large tracts of land between the Hudson and Housatonic Rivers in New York and Connecticut.
The land area in Weston and Wilton that the land trusts seek to protect is over 350 acres and is adjacent to over 2,100 acres of already protected land. The lands are considered rare and resilient habitat, critical to the long-term survival of native Connecticut species threatened by the effects of climate change and fragmentation from development. Aspetuck Land Trust seeks to preserve this critical habitat by protecting and connecting more land and involving individual landowners in the effort.
According to David Brant, Executive Director of Aspetuck Land Trust, “We are excited to announce this forest preservation effort and involve the community in protecting the last frontier of undeveloped open space in our area. We invite the citizens of Weston and Wilton to attend the community forum to learn more and get involved. Everyone has a role to play to improve and repair our shared environment and everyone can make a difference.”