Acquisition of the Banningwood Property

Basic Project Information
Site Name
Banningwood Preserve
Habitat Types
Habitat Acres Miles Feet
Acquisitions/Easements 101.00 0.00 0.00
TOTAL 101.00 0.00 0.00
Funding Sources
Funding Organization Funding Program NFWF-LISFF Funded Amount Amount Awarded Amount Spent
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection - Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Chester Kitchings Family Foundation
Bafflin Foundation
Moore Charitible Trust
Project Partners
Partners Organization
Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Partners Organization
Town of Lyme
Partners Organization
Lower Connecticut River Valley Regional Planning Commission
Partners Organization
The Nature Conservancy - Connecticut Chapter
Partners Organization
Private Landowners
Degradation Description
Project Description
The previous landowners initially approached the Land Trust about selling the property to them. After walking through the property and viewing the extensive floodplain forest and riparian area, as well as extensive road frontage and suitability of the property for development, the Land Trust acted quickly to complete the transaction. The 101-acre property was acquired for $557,654 with funding coming from a variety of sources including CT DEEP's Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program, anonymous donations through the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Bafflin Foundation.
Restoration Technique
Land Acquisition
Roaring Brook No 2