Good to Know


The Hartland Land Trust officially became incorporated on October 26, 2006 and our 501-c3 status was approved in October 2007. The Land
Trust is a volunteer run, nonprofit, service organization.

Hartland Land Trust's mission is to maintain the rural character of our area for present and future generations by protecting its diverse natural resources through the conservation and stewardship of significant lands.  To engage in and promote the scientific study of and education regarding natural resources.  To use all properties held or controlled by the Land Trust and the net earnings thereof for the benefit of the general public and for charitable, educational, recreational, conservation, scientific and historical purposes.

Hartland Land Trust meets at 7pm the 4th Monday of each month at the Hartland Town Hall, located on Route 179 in East Hartland. All are welcome.

We can be reached at: hartlandCTlandtrust@gmail.com



Bylaws of the Hartland Land Trust


Officers and Directors:

Fred Jones, President
Susan Pearson, Secretary
Susan Murray, Treasurer
Rebecca Huntley, Assistant Treasurer
Wade Cole, ex officio
Carol Blouin
Alana Bordewieck
Fred Caputo
John Harrity
Amanda Lukingbeal

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  1. Membership & Fundraising
    • Conduct the annual membership drive
    • Organize and conduct the fundraising activities and events
    • Create a "level of contribution" scale for donors
    • Create and maintain a membership log
    • Report donations to the Treasurer
    • Report to the officers and directors at the regular monthly meetings
  2. Outreach & Education
    • Press releases
    • Website postings
    • Newsletter - articles/photos/layout/distribution
    • Organize and conduct lectures, guided trail walks, exhibits
    • Organize and conduct annual public forum
    • Writing and sending notices
    • Report to the officers and directors at the regular monthly meetings
  3. Land Conservation & Stewardship
    • Negotiate land deals and conservation easements
    • Prioritize critical land parcels
    • Work with the Conservation Commission on projects such as the development of the "Open Space Inventory"
    • Obtain and archive critical maps
    • Work with the Audubon Society on a stewardship project
    • Report to the officers and directors at the regular monthly meetings