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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….
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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!


Do Good, Feel Good

- by E. A. Zimmerman how an average adult spends their time.Everyone has 24 hours in their day, with some control over how they spend their time. On average, an adult probably spends more than 3-4 hours a day watching TV or surfing the ...

Bad Bittersweet

- 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 ...

Connecticut’s Worst Invasive Species – ATVs

- 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 ...

The Problem Facing Connecticut – Sudden Oak Death

- By Donald H. Smith, Connecticut State Forester Since 1995, large numbers of oaks and tanoaks have been dying in the coastal counties of California. Since then, many Oaks. Photo by S Leavitt other types of plants have been found to be infected or associated ...

ATV or Trail Bike Problems

- by Dennis Hodgin DEP Enforcement handles all All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)/Trail Bike problems in Connecticut – regardless of whether on town or State roads, State Forest, or private land (unless they have & carry written landowner permission). Here is the reporting procedure: Immediately call ...

A Forest Management Plan: A Landowner’s Perspective

- By Dennis Hodgin OVERVIEW I thought I would add my personal comments and detail some my experiences related to the companion Forest Management Plan (FMP). I am not a forest professional, so my intention is to provide information that could help other landowners make ...

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