• Alliance Member
  • Terrafirma Insured

Newtown Forest Association, Inc. (NFA) is the oldest private land trust in Connecticut. It is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to accumulating and preserving open space and resources for public enjoyment within the Town of Newtown, Connecticut. The NFA is dependent upon funds it receives from membership dues and its generous donors. NFA now owns or protects over 1,300 acres that are preserved from development in perpetuity.

Land Protected



  • 2004

  • Yes

  • 130

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  • 12


Land trusts with public trails for guided or individual hikes, walks, biking and more.

Public Access

Land trusts that welcome visitors for activities such as walking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birding and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Land trusts with volunteer opportunities, such as trail maintenance, clean ups, administrative duties, giving tours and more.

Conservation Priorities
Agricultural Land

Land trusts that protect farms and ranches to ensure sustainable food and secure agricultural ways of life.


Land trusts that protect forested lands for habitat preservation, sequestering carbon, sustainable timber, conserving wilderness and more.

Wildlife Habitat

Land trusts that protect habitat for plants and animals, such as wildlife corridors, breeding grounds and habitats for endangered species.

Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance powers our nearly 1,000 member land trusts to permanently protect and conserve the land we need and love, ensuring it will be there for today and tomorrow.