The ECFLA & WDLT Mission
The misson of the Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association (ECFLA) & the Wolf Den Land Trust (WDLT) is to:
- Promote wise management of forest lands
- Provide information to help members make informed decisions
- Offer professional forestry assistance to the small forest landowner
- Make forest ownership more attractive as an investment
- Improve communications among landowners, foresters, mill owners, timber harvesters
- Protect open space and professionally manage demonstration forests through the Wolf Den Land Trust.
- Learn more….
Benefits of membership include:
- E-News – Subscribe now for updates on programs, problems in our area, etc.
- Quarterly newsletters filled with practical, informative articles
- Educational meetings and programs
- An annual Forestry Fair
- Equipment to loan: a planting bar and planting shovel for members planting large quantities of forest seedling stock
- Support from natural resource professionals to teach our members about land stewardship
What the WDLT does and how we help:
- We hold title or conservation easements to woodlands in order to protect them as forest lands and to serve as demonstration woodlands.
- We manage 17 properties totaling more than 882 acres in northeastern Connecticut.
- Many of our managed properties have a trail system and are open to the public for passive recreation.
- Check out the list of properties and view maps
- Contact us today if you are interested in conserving YOUR land!
MOST RECENT POSTS
- by Bet Zimmerman, Woodstock , CT Experts indicate that if we don't take significant steps in the next decade to preserve open space and farmland in Connecticut , it may be too late. We may assume that everybody understands why preservation is important, but ...
- by Steve Broderick, University of CT Cooperative Extension System A forest stewardship plan is a working guide for the landowner who wants to maximize the benefits he/she receives from owning a piece of forestland. Properly done, it combines the natural characteristics of the forest ...
- by Bet Zimmerman and Paul Wilbur Forest fragmentation poses a serious and growing threat to the ability of forests to support wildlife, clean air and water, provide recreational opportunities, and function as a sustainable and economically viable source of wood products. From 1994 to ...
- by Bet Zimmerman and Jim Reck, Woodstock Conservation Commission Drive along East Quasset Road in Woodstock CT, or canoe the Quinebaug, and you will see a woody vine smothering and strangling many tall trees. It is probably Asiatic or Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus ...
- by Dennis Hodgin Most ECFLA/WDLT members have known first hand about the “ATV Problem” on private and public land for years but now it is official. Of course it only took 5 years for our public officials to acknowledge it! A recent report aptly ...