Essex Land Trust acquires, preserves, and manages its open space to protect the environment and
small-town character of the villages of Centerbrook, Essex, and Ivoryton for current and future generations and to provide our community with recreational and educational opportunities through strategic acquisitions and responsible stewardship of properties with significant environmental value.

Our vision is to provide the Essex community with a network of permanently protected preserves that give residents of all ages ample opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature while safeguarding our waterways, wetlands, and supporting healthy wildlife habitats.

The Essex Land Trust pursues its mission with an emphasis on connecting the community and the
environment to support the wide variety of interests and diversity of the people of Essex. We value the
commitment of our volunteers, the historic heritage of our properties and partnerships with our community, organizations, and landowners. We act ethically with transparency, integrity, and respect based on the highest professional standards and in a fiscally responsible way.

Strategic Plan
The Essex Land Trust updates its strategic plan on a periodic basis. To see the latest version approved by the Board at the end of 2021, please click on this link.