Resources for Landowners

Are you a woodland or farm owner living in or near the towns of Union, Ashford, Eastford or Woodstock, CT?

If so, the Quiet Corner Initiative was created for you. Maybe you are curious about your land’s history or would like to know more about creating a sugar bush - or maybe you just want to attend a horse-logging demonstration with your family. QCI offers many services to local landowners, from summertime seminars and film screenings to technical assistance for timber sales and easements.

Our Woodland Partnership offers numerous ways to engage with QCI:

  • Forest Management Plans 
  • Information about conservation options specific to your property
  • Access to a network of landowners in the Quiet Corner interested in conservation and good forest management
  • Forest Health Assessments
  • Harvesting Plans

A Landowner’s View

Stewardship Plan and Conservation

“We are still using our property as an active farm, so we don’t want too many restrictions, and we don’t want to have people walking all over the property. The students are helping us figure out what kind of conservation programs are out there that fit that.

The stewardship plan is a comprehensive study of your property, and it’s free! It was a good experience to find out what options are out there for generating revenue while keeping the property as farmland or timberland. You get a different perspective on what you can do with your property.”

         Robert Torcellini, Eastford

Working with Yale Graduate Students

“The students were respectful of our land and really listened to what we wanted. They included in the plan recommendations for how we could keep sugaring and sawing.”

         Daryl Basch, Ashford

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