Northwest Conservation District

Torrington office:
1185 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: 860-626-7222
Fax: 860-626-8833

Welcome to the Northwest Conservation District

Your Source for Environmental Information and Assistance

  • We serve 34 communities in Northwest Connecticut
  • NCD works to conserve local natural resources by delivering a wide variety of technical services and educational programs.
  • We focus on watershed and open space protection, low impact development techniques, sustainable resource and energy use and promote ecosystem planning.
  • We offer a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based mapping solutions to assist you in your project planning and decision making. 
Current Events
Torrington Cuts Ribbon on Thier First LID Parking Lot



Mayor Elinor Carbone cut the ribbon at a recent ceremony celebrating the City of Torrington's first low impact development (LID) municipal parking lot. The City designed and permitted the lot, which is located at the intersection of Main Street and Route 4 along the banks of the East Branch of the Naugatuck River. The Northwest Conservation District (NCD) was able to aquire funding for contruction and landscaping through a U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source grant.  NCD then worked with the City to finalize plans and build the lot.  The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut provided funds for creation of a rain garden which will receive roof runoff from a commercial building adjacent to the parking lot. It was previously the site of a small, vacant dirt lot that regularly shed sediment-laden stormwater to the nearby river. Reinforced, porous paving blocks over a specially prepared base will now filter and clean stormwater before it flows through the ground to the river, thus helping to improve the Naugatuck River's water quality.


(l-r): Mayor Carbone, Susan Peterson (DEEP), Sean Hayden (NCD) and Martin Connor (City Planner)
Confer in new LID parking lot after ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo: Karen Nelson (NCD) 

Thank You To Everyone Who Gave Local



Native Meadows Wildlife Preserve
NCD staff and volunteers have been working to increase wildlife habitat at Native Meadows Preserve in New Milford.  For more information please click HERE.




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