Thank You for Supporting the Charlotte Conservation Fund

On behalf of the Charlotte Land Trust and the other organizations who make requests for money from the Town Conservation Fund, we want to say a huge thank you!  The support for the Fund at Town Meeting was overwhelming and very gratifying to those of us who work in conservation and who strive to help the Town keep open special places that make it such a beautiful place to live.

For 20 years the Conservation Fund had helped to protect many farms, natural areas, scenic views and trails. Thank you for you good questions and for your support at Town Meeting!
 to live.

Helping to protect and preserve the rural, agricultural landscape of Charlotte


Sunset from Mt. Philo
Looking East from the top of Barber Hill
Crows on Burns Property
Camel's Hump from Charlotte
Mack Farm Herd
Aerial View of Williams Woods
Burleigh Forest Waterfall
View from Gailbreath Property
Crossbreed Cow on Burleigh Farm
Farming on Lockhart Property
View from Mt. Philo with Conserved Land in Foreground
Knowles Farm
Charlotte Berry Farm pumpkins
Greenbush Road Conserved Field
Snowshoes on CLT Guided Raven Ridge Hike

For over twenty years, the Charlotte Land Trust has been in the business of conserving the special natural, scenic and agricultural areas in Charlotte so they will be here for future generations.  We were founded by a group of concerned local people who initially organized in order to protect a very large field on the corner of Lake and Greenbush Roads. Since then, CLT became incorporated sixteen years ago as a non-profit entity and has helped to preserve many of our notable natural resources.

CLT’s mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the historic and rural beauty of the area by conserving natural resources in the form of agricultural lands, forests, and wild areas.  We are committed to assisting in the planning for Charlotte’s growth and development so that agricultural, commercial, residential and recreational land needs are balanced by the townspeople’s often expressed desire for the preservation and protection of working farms, natural areas and scenic resources.

To date, Charlotte can be proud that more than 4,000 acres of resource rich lands in the town are conserved with conservation easements.  This slideshow highlights pictures from some of the properties in Charlotte that were conserved either through the efforts of the Charlotte Land Trust or one of our other conservation partners.