Further Learning

Further Learning

In addition to continuing to browse our website, the Wilton Library is a great resource for historic material, trail maps, and general information about open spaces in Wilton.  In addition to the Wilton Library link, we’ve provided other links to Land Conservation and related websites.

Local Sites

Aspectuck Land Trust – Covering Easton, Fairfield, Weston, and Westport; formed 2 years after the Wilton Land Trust, the Aspetuck Land Trust was one of the first Trusts established in CT.
Norwalk Land Trust – Protecting critical habitat and wetlands in Norwalk.
Norwalk River Watershed Association – Envisioning a restored Norwalk River.
Town of Wilton – Official site for the Town of Wilton, especially a calendar of events and the Conservation Commission.
Wilton Library – Great source for research on many subjects.

Regional and State Sites

State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection – Dedicate to conservation within the State of Connecticut.
University of Connecticut Center for Geographic Information and Analysis – A great source for topographic maps and other sources for Connecticut geographical information.
Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering – is a center of excellence in pure and applied environmental sciences and engineering within the University of Connecticut.

National and General Conservation Sites

National Audubon Society – Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earths biological diversity.
Land Trust Alliance – A great source to learn further about land trusts across the United States.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics – is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.
The Nature Conservancy – “Saving the Last Great Places on Earth”. A site dedicated to conservation. See especially the pages about Devils Den in Weston CT.
Reading the Landscape – A great site that outlines the book of the same title by May Theilgaard Watts who has written a wonderful book intended for anyone who wants to see more and understand more in the landscape around us.
Trout Unlimited – Conserving, protecting and restoring North Americas cold water fisheries.
Trust for Public Land – Is the only national nonprofit working exclusively to protect land for human enjoyment and well being.
US Geological Survey – Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.