With your help, TNC has protected this remarkable oasis for birds, wildlife and people in East Haddam. We've worked with landowners and donors like you to expand this critical habitat to its current 1,122 acres. Burnham Brook Preserve protects a classic Atlantic salmon habitat in nearly pristine condition.
Why You Should Visit
This is an upland site that protects the watersheds of Burnham Brook, Strong Brook, and the Eightmile River. It is close to 1,000-acre Devil's Hopyard State Park.
Why TNC Selected This Site
This preserve's section of the Eightmile River is a classic Atlantic salmon habitat in nearly pristine condition.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
Because of its location in the watershed of the Eightmile River, one of the most important conservation areas of the Tidelands of the Connecticut River region, Burnham Brook has remained a high conservation priority in recent years, to which TNC has added wherever possible with acquisitions and conservation easements.