Structures and Memorials Policy 

Placing a memorial on a land trust property is a lovely way to remember and honor loved ones.  The Bolton Land Trust board of directors has a responsibility to control the number and type of structures placed on land trust properties. Location, design and materials must be carefully considered to ensure that the structure or memorial blends into its natural setting and can be maintained far into the future.

If you are considering requesting that a memorial be placed on a Bolton Land Trust property, before designing, buying materials or constructing, including plaques, please contact the Bolton Land Trust to discuss the, design, materials and possible location.

Maintaining structures and memorials becomes the responsibility of the land trust board of directors so it is the policy of the board to request a monetary donation to cover any necessary maintenance in the future. Structures and memorials may be damaged, vandalized, stolen or deteriorate over time and although all attempts will be made to maintain them, they might have to be removed if repairing, maintaining or replacing them is no longer feasible.

To discuss a structure or memorial please contact Bolton Land Trust director Deb Livingston at or 860-930-6844. 

February, 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bolton's rural character, easy access to Hartford, strong school system and beautiful

countryside make it an appealing place to live. Continuing growth will put pressure on the finite number of open lands remaining, and the Bolton Land Trust wants to help balance growth with preservation by offering landowners creative, cooperative solutions which honor personal, family and financial goals. 

                                           Strawberries at Sunset on the Pesce Farm 

The Bolton Land Trust is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded in 2001. Led by a 15-member volunteer board of directors, the Trust is supported by 285 members and has preserved 310 acres in Bolton. Contributions to the Bolton Land Trust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.     

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Walk of Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:00 p.m.

On the Bobcat Woods property

Bobcat Woods was once open farm fields. It re-grew into forest land, was poorly and severely harvested in the mid-1990's, and now a small portion will be turned into early successional forest to improve the health of the woods and create habitat for species that depend on it.

The DEEP reports that only 6% of Connecticut's woodlands is young successional forest and is seeking to increase this amount.

Dr. Jonathan Gourley, Trinity College faculty member and Bolton Land Trust director, will explain the land trust's plan under a federal grant and discuss the importance of sustainably managing woodlands.​

Along the trail you will see remnants of the prior harvest, trees marked by a forester that will remain in the project area for regeneration, a former farm pond and old stone dam and other elements of a beautiful Connecticut woodland.


  • Park on High Ridge Farm Road keeping wheels on the pavement
  • The walk will last about 1 1/2 hours over moderately difficult terrain in some areas
  • Refreshments
  • Dogs on leash welcome
    Questions? Please contact Debbie at or 860-512-0125

                                                        Board of Directors 

                               Richard L. Barger                                     Tom Hull, treasurer
                     Pete Bradley                                             Debbie Livingston, president

                     Laurie A. Brooks                                      Gwen E. Marrion

                     Mather Clarke                                           Brent Mayerson, secretary
                     Robert E. DePietro, Jr.                              Richard H. Treat

                     Tony Gorman, vice president                 Mary Terhune                   
                     Jonathan Gourley                                     Gretchen Wiedie                                                                                             

​​If you have questions about the Bolton Land Trust, would like to set up a confidential meeting to discuss the future of your land or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Debbie Livingston, president.
860-930-6844 or

                       Bolton Land Trust      59 Maple Valley Road, Bolton, CT 06043      860-930-6844