Our Mission

We are a private nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to promoting, in a manner consistent with accepted community goals, the protection and preservation of Morris, Connecticut's natural resources. This includes open spaces, water, soils, forest, farmland, and animal and plant life thereon, along with cultural, archaeological and historic sites. Our aim is to maintain the rural character of the community while allowing it to move forward to meet the needs of, and for the benefit of, present citizens and as a legacy for future generations.

Our Vision

To permanently preserve the rural character of our town.

Our History

History of Morris Land Trust

The Morris Land Trust (MLT) was founded in 2006 by a small group of conservation-minded residents of Morris, Connecticut to preserve the town’s rural character.

The MLT was incorporated as a nonprofit and received its taxexempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 2008.

The MLT currently owns three parcels of land totaling 93 acres and holds conservation easements on another 148 acres across three more properties.