Case For Conservation

Protecting land and natural resources in Bethel, CT, has been the cornerstone of Bethel Land Trust’s work since our founding 40+ years ago. Why protect land? The reasons are many:

Good for Our Ecology

  • Diffuses pollutants associated with storm runoff

  • Helps regulate climate and prevent local heat island effect during summer

  • Conserves habitat for multiple flora and fauna species

  • Provides corridors for animals to safely migrate through

Good for Our Community

  • Increases property values, augmenting municipal tax revenue and building homeowner wealth

  • Reduces flooding

  • Purifies water and protects aquifers and reservoirs

  • Mitigates the stress on and the cost of municipal services

Good for Our Health

  • Provides a natural environment for outdoor recreation and exercise

  • Reduces noise pollution, which can disrupt sleep, increase stress and contribute to hypertension

  • Reduces light pollution, which can disrupt sleep and increase stress

  • Reduces ozone, a major trigger of asthma attacks

  • Preserves farmland which provides fresh, local produce


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