EASTERN CONNECTICUT FOREST LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION/
WOLF DEN LAND TRUST

PO Box 404, Brooklyn, CT 06234


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ECFLA/WDLT organizes several events throughout the year, mostly in the spring, summer and fall months. Check back here for upcoming programs.

Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association
and Wolf Den Land Trust invite you to:

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ASSOCIATION FALL FIELD MEETING!
10th Anniversary Celebration and Tour of Blue Flag Meadow
Sunday, October 15th, 1:00 p.m., Kenyon Road

Join us and bring your friends for a 10th anniversary celebration and tour of one of our most beautiful Wolf Den Land Trust properties: Blue Flag Meadow in Hampton.

Donated 10 years ago by Wendell and Alison Davis, this 92 acre property is rich with diversity: beautiful fields, maturing forest stands, a 25-acre pond and much more. Named for the native iris that blooms along the field and pond edges, Blue Flag Meadow is regularly used and loved by many.

Blue Flag Meadow is important ecologically for many reasons. It is home to a diverse and healthy community of wildlife, including many migratory songbirds including the American woodcock, a species of special concern in Connecticut. The property also lies in a key position on the landscape, connecting the state-owned Natchaug Forest/Hale Marsh with the Air Line Trail and a large, permanently protected dairy farm in town.

Working with the DEEP Division of Wildlife and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, WDLT is currently developing a new, ten-year forest and wildlife management plan, with a special focus on wildlife habitat and American woodcock. Among other things, the plan will call for creating more young, “early succession” habitat for woodcock, maintaining the 8+ acres of beautiful mowed fields and battling invasive plants. 

The trust maintains a 1+ mile loop trail around the pond, laid out and built ten years ago with Wendell Davis. Come join us for a celebration and hike around the pond. We’ll discuss past and future wildlife management activities and walk over newly rebuilt bridges, thanks to our trust volunteers and a Hampton Eagle Scout.

We’ll also be explaining the newly expanded Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), under which private forest owners can receive assistance in forest & wildlife management planning as well as cost-sharing for carrying out improvement practices.

Blue Flag Meadow will always be available for us to enjoy. Thanks to Wendell and Alison, its spectacular views, diverse wildlife, forest and wetlands habitat, fields and pond are protected forever. Come learn and help us celebrate!

The entrance to Blue Flag Meadow is on Kenyon Road just south of the Eastford town line (near its north end at Lewis Road). Donations to the Davis Stewardship Fund, which helps pay for needed wildlife enhancements at Blue Flag Meadow, can be made online at www.ecfla.org, or by mailing a check to The Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association/Wolf Den Land Trust, P.O. Box 404, Brooklyn CT 06234.

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