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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!


Another Kind of Woodland Tour (Ireland)

- By Susan Leavitt Recently John and I traveled to Ireland for a vacation. Having nothing other than an intense interest in the beauty of the land, people and culture, we spent 15 days traversing the landscape and shoreline, taking many pictures, and asking as ...

Musings on a Forest Management Plan

- by S. Pearce Browning, III, M.D. First, every forest or woodlot is unique. They vary in size, soil types, tree population, amount of brook and wetland, the access roads, the impact of prior natural catastrophic processes, and lastly, what the landowner’s preferences and goals ...

Black Locust

- by David Schroeder Black locust's (Robinia pseudoacacia) home range was initially in the north-central U.S. However, it was widely planted and is now naturalized in most of the eastern part of the country, including Connecticut. It probably owes its origin in Connecticut to farmers ...

This is Nuts!

- By Tom Worthley, UCONN Cooperative Extension I hate to admit it, but I’ve been mowing down a lot of oak trees this summer. When you think about the difficulty we have, what with the deer and all, keeping oaks in the woodlot, you’d wonder ...

Logging the Rad Ostby Memorial Forest

Logging the Rad Ostby Memorial Forest - by Art Talmadge, Connwood Foresters Inc The Rad Ostby Memorial Forest is being logged. That's right - logged. In January of 2003 Wolf Den Land Trust contracted with Connwood Foresters, Inc for the purpose of preparing a ten ...

Forest Land Enhancement Program

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry The 2002 Farm Bill included a provision for a new program, the Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP) to be administered by the USDA Forest Service through the State Foresters. In Connecticut, FLEP will be administered by the ...

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