OVER TIME, MANY FARM AND FOREST OWNERS COME TO LOVE THEIR LAND: ITS FORESTS, FIELDS, ANDSTREAMS, AND THE WILDLIFE THAT LIVE IN THEM. ALL ELSE BEING EQUAL, MANY WOULD LOVE TO KNOWTHAT SOME OR ALL OF THEIR LAND WILL REMAIN UNDEVELOPED AFTER THEY’RE GONE.THE FACT THAT YOU’RE READING THIS SUGGESTS YOU MAY BE ONE OF THEM.
If you choose to do it, protecting your land from development is a task you certainly can accomplish. Virtually every case is do-able, and everyproblem solvable. It does require some planning and decision making,however, so the sooner you start the better. Experience has shown thatthe number one obstacle to the protection of family land is pure andsimple procrastination. The Appendix at the end of this booklet is ﬁlled with speciﬁc contactinformation of groups and programs, right here in the Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor, that can help. We at The Green ValleyInstitute are always anxious to help, and available at any time at:
We look forward to hearing from you.
YOUR FAMILY LAND:
LEGACY OR MEMORY?