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Land Use History Walk with New Canaan Land Trust

August 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Browne Preserve

Prior to today’s suburbanization and extensive development, New Canaan’s landscape was covered with farms, pastures, and managed woodlots. Evidence of these various land uses are still visible today, and with a keen eye, one can deduce how a given piece of land might have been used over a century ago. Aaron Lefland, the Executive Director of the New Canaan Land Trust and Yale Forestry graduate, will teach participants how to pick out these clues, and discuss the profound ways that New Canaan (and most of Connecticut) have been impacted by historic land use.

Please note, participants should wear sturdy shoes, and be prepared to walk on wooded, sometimes uneven, terrain.

TIME SCHEDULE: Land Use History Walk

12:00-1:30 p.m. PLEASE REGISTER

1:30-3:00 p.m.   PLEASE REGISTER

AARON LEFLAND is the Executive Director the New Canaan Land Trust, where he works to conserve open space, steward the Land Trust’s properties, and foster a connection between our community and its natural resources. Aaron is a recent graduation from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where his research focused on sustainable and community-based forest management.

In Partnership with New Canaan Land Trust.


August 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Browne Preserve
1180 Valley road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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