The New Canaan Land Trust’s

Video Library


Explore a collection of videos from past events, learn about our history, and view incredible done footage of our preserves… 

“Welcome to Your New Canaan Land Trust” Featuring drone footage of our properties, wildlife, & trails.
By Andrew Chalon & Connor DeMayo, New Canaan High School Interns

Recent Lectures, Programs, and Events

Pollinators of New Canaan
April, 2022
Presented by Susan Bergen

Religion and the Environment
February, 2022
An Interfaith Exploration of Conservation and Environmentalism

Beech Leaf Disease
June, 2021
Presentation by Dr. Robert Marra

Our Forests and Their Champion Trees
May, 2021
Presentation by Dr. Andrew Reinmann

Birding at the New Canaan Land Trust
April, 2021
Presentation by Avery & Newell Cotton

Meadows and Monarchs
March, 2021
Presentation by Lepidopterist, Victor DeMasi

RESILIENCE: The Secret Life of Trees
February, 2021

Nature’s Best Hope: New Canaan Country School, March 3, 2020
Presentation by Author and Professor of Entomology, Doug Tallamy

Climate Change Presentation: Saxe Middle School, November 11, 2019
Presentation by Author, Environmentalist, and Activist, Bill McKibben

New England Fireflies, Learning to Appreciate and Preserve Them
Lecture by Chris Cratsley, Ph.D. of Fitchburg State University

“Ticked Off” A presentation about invasive plants and Lyme disease
Lecture by Scott Williams, Ph.D. of the CT Agricultural Experiment State

“Landscaping for Birds, Butterflies, and other Critters”
Lecture by Patrick Comins, ED of the CT Audubon Society

About the New Canaan Land Trust

The history of the land trust and its place in the community of New Canaan.
Video by NCHS students, John Frey and Bobby Carpenter

“Land Is My Legacy” A finalist in a national video competition, this video highlights the importance of preserving land, and features commentary by Jim Fowler

Chris Schipper discusses the history of our organization and our role in protecting and stewarding open space in New Canaan

Annual Membership Meeting Videos

54th Annual Meeting: November, 2021
Guest speaker, Spencer Meyer: Senior Conservationist, Highstead

53rd Annual Meeting: November, 2020
Guest speaker, Gerald Torres: Professor of Environmental Justice, Yale School of the Environment

52nd Annual Meeting: November, 2019
Guest speaker, Eric Hammerling: Executive Director of Connecticut Forest & Park Association

51st Annual Meeting: November, 2018
Guest speaker, Kevin Case: Northeast Regional Director at the Land Trust Alliance

50th Annual Meeting: November, 2017
Guest Speaker, Adrian Benepe: Senior VP and Director of City Park Development at Trust for Public Land

49th Annual Meeting: November, 2016.
Guest Speaker: Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson

48th Annual Meeting: November, 2015
Guest speaker, Jim Lentowski: Executive Director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

47th Annual Meeting: January, 2014
Guest Speaker, Todd Forrest: VP for Horticulture and Living Collections at NY Botanical Garden