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Our History

The Stamford Land Conservation Trust (“SLCT”) was founded in 1972 with the mission to preserve and protect open space, for the benefit of the community as well as the sustainability of our environment.


SLCT currently stewards over 450 acres of open space in Stamford.  Our 57 preserves range from 1 acre in size to our 164-acre Altshul Preserve.  We are also part of a group that holds an environmental easement over a parcel of the Mianus River State Park known as “Treetops”.  We are proud of our accomplishments and even more excited about what we can do in the future.  We have identified multiple parcels throughout Stamford that could be preserved in perpetuity.


SLCT is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) and, unlike many of our neighboring land trusts, we are an all volunteer organization.  We depend on our neighbors for donations and land acquisitions to deliver our mission to preserve and protect open space in the City of Stamford.

We appreciate your interest and invite you to participate with us!



“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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