Luce Conservation Area

The C. W. Luce Conservation Area is an 83.3 acre woodland property purchased in 2010 by the Town of Tolland with assistance of a grant from the State of Connecticut Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program administered by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. It is located on the westerly side of Charter Road and the easterly side of Old Stafford Road with principal access on Charter Road and is about a mile north of the center of Tolland. The property abuts the State-owned 240 acre Charter Marsh Area and is a critical component of the green belt consisting of State and Town property in northeastern Tolland. It has over 2,000 feet of frontage on Charter Road. Across the road, there is 750 feet of Charter Marsh frontage. An additional 1,100 feet of frontage on Charter Road is shared with another parcel of open space land recently purchased by the Town of Tolland. The greenway continues west across Old Stafford Road onto a 24 acre open space parcel.

The property consists of a hardwood forest mixed with white pine and includes a wooded swamp, wetlands, brooks, and an area of outcrop ledges. Charter Brook, a tributary to the Skungamaug River, runs through the property. The property supports forestry, fishing, and wildlife habitat. The red-bellied woodpecker, coyotes, bobcats, fishers, and deer have been seen on the property.


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