The Nature Conservancy has been working in the Connecticut River landscape for more than 40 years. The Conservancy's first land acquisition in the watershed was 46 acres at Burnham Brook in East Haddam, Ct., in 1960. To date, the organizations has protected nearly a quarter-million acres in the watershed, including the 4th Connecticut Lake, which serves as the headwaters to the Connecticut River.
In addition to protecting land, TNC also works to restore critical processes and features like natural stream flow, connectivity and intact floodplains across our four states, because we believe that working at the scale of the problem is the only way to make a meaningful difference. Securing these natural processes now is a necessary part of securing our future.