Centennial Watershed State Forest


In 2002, the State, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), acquired ownership from Aquarion Water Company of roughly 6,000 acres and also the conservation and public access easements on an additional 9,000 acres. The name “Centennial Watershed” was chosen to honor the 100-year anniversary of Connecticut's State Forest System and to recognize that one of the main purposes of the land is to protect drinking water supplies. About 90% of the land is in Fairfield County, with the rest in Litchfield, New Haven, and Hartford Counties. Management of this Forest is through the Conservation Land Committee (CLC) consisting of representatives of Aquarion Water Company, DEEP, and TNC.

State Forest Management Plan for Centennial Watershed State Forest - Means Brook Watershed Block