Our History

The Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Inc. (LLCT) was founded in 1966 to help conserve Lyme’s natural, scenic and historic land and water resources. Fifty years later we are stronger than ever with a dedicated volunteer board, two staff members and countless volunteers that answer the call to help out. Together we maintain trails and lease agricultural lands; acquire and manage properties; promote scientific study of natural resources; and host educational events open to the public–all helping to enhance the quality of life in the community. We often partner with the Town of Lyme and other conservation groups in this mission.

A Conservation Minded Town – LLT Visionaries portrait
As you watch this video, hosted by famed actor Sam Waterston, you will be impressed by the remarkable story of the Lyme Land Trust and what has been accomplished over 50 years. You will better understand why our rich agricultural and rural heritage is such an important part of living in Lyme.

After creating this video the Land Trust had the opportunity to partner with the producers once again to create an interactive app that allows users to hear the complete interviews and see additional resources that were edited out of the final video.  Have a look www.savinglandinlyme.org and learn more about Lyme and the fabulous resources that are tucked in along the river.