Our Mission

The mission of the New Canaan Land Trust is to foster a connection between the New Canaan Community and its natural resources through the conservation and sustainable stewardship of our open space.


Our Vision

The vision of the New Canaan Land Trust is a New Canaan community with abundant, protected open space and the imperative to safeguard its natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.


Our Strategy

During a comprehensive strategic planning process, the New Canaan Land Trust identified five strategic priorities to guide our work:


  1. Ensure Long Term Organizational Sustainability
  2. Continue Growing NCLT’s Network of Protected Open Space
  3. Steward Our Preserves
  4. Engage the New Canaan Community in Our Mission
  5. Effectively Govern, Staff, and Operate NCLT


These priorities, and accompanying goals and organizational benchmarks, are detailed in the NCLT’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, which can be downloaded as a PDF using the button, below.