Land Protection

The FRCC will sometimes offer financial assistance for projects that help protect important parcels of land, usually with frontage on the Farmington River. Projects typically include one or more of these criteria:

  • is located in wild and scenic towns (Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Hartland, or New Hartford)
  • is threatened by development
  • has landowners willing to conserve their properties
  • has particular features that are important to Wild & Scenic/Outstanding Resource Values (wildlife habitat, recreational access, historic/cultural, ridgelines, scenic landscapes)
  • has high quality native species communities (plant or wildlife)
  • is currently unprotected open space
  • connects to larger parcels of protected land
  • will increase vegetated buffer between development and the river
  • has water features – tributary to Farmington River, ponds, wetlands