Good to Know


Hartland Land Trust Awarded a Challenge Fund Award

In July 2009, Hartland Land Trust received a Connecticut Land Trust Challenge Fund-Capacity Building Award.  The goal of the Challenge Fund is to build long-term strength and effectiveness of land conservation organizations in Connecticut and to advance land trust efforts to implement Land Trust Standards and Practices. The Challenge Fund provides technical assistance and consultant-led support services to enhance the capacity of Connecticut land trusts.

The three main areas of capacity building for the Hartland Land Trust consist of:

  • Training in techniques and methods for property transactions in accordance with Land Trust Standards and Practices
  • Implementing Transaction Guidelines adopted by our Board to be tools and procedures in place to evaluate conservation properties and guide each step of a property transaction
  • Using these skills developed for future land conservation projects

Consultation services for Hartland Land Trust are provided by Housatonic Valley Association’s, Tim Abbott, Director of Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative.  Tim’s expertise, knowledge and experience in the conservation field will impart invaluable training to us. We look forward to working with Tim on our project and our ongoing partnership.

This project is funded in part by an award from the Connecticut Land Trust Challenge Fund, administered by the Land Trust Alliance in partnership with the Connecticut Land Conservation Council.  This collaborative effort to increase the pace and quality of land conservation is made possible by the generous support of the Northeast Utilities Foundation, The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Lead Trust.

The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.  Please contact Katelyn Homeyer, Northeast Program Assistant, for more information; khomeyer@lta.org.

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council works to increase the pace, quality and scale of land conservation in Connecticut while assuring the perpetual, high quality stewardship of conserved lands in the state.  For more information, please contact Sarah Pellegrino, Program Coordinator, at spellegrino@tnc.org.

For additional information on Hartland Land Trust’s Challenge Award, please contact Susan Murray, Project Overseer, at suemur@sbcglobal.net.