Preservation for tomorrow
The Oxford Land Trust is a non-profit corporation established in 1988 to help preserve the rural character of the Town of Oxford, Connecticut, and to protect its natural resources. This includes land, wetlands, plant and animal life, and unique scenic and historic sights. The OLT also strives to acquire open space and conservation easements consistent with the purposes of the corporation. For the benefit of the public, the Oxford Land Trust promotes passive recreation on its properties and engages in educational and scientific study pertaining to conservation, ecology, and natural resources.
Our public lands are a treasure which is held in trust for current and future generations. They provide our community with recreational as well as financial benefits. For the nature lover and avid outdoors person, our public lands provide hiking trails, photographic and nature study opportunities. They also provide a sanctuary for the flora and fauna that live therein.
And for those more fiscal-minded individuals, by preserving the rural character of our town, our public lands protect our property values while increasing the quality of life that we enjoy.
Our public lands also help to control property taxes. Because this land will never be developed, fewer new homes will be built, resulting in lower education, sewer, police and other public service costs.