The founders of Friends of Pachaug Forest met through a variety of environmental action groups involved in Pachaug Forest issues. After meeting and discussing our interests, we all recognized there was a need for a non-profit group that was targeted to education, recreational use, proper conservation management, volunteerism, and community support for the Pachaug State Forest. This forest was bestowed upon the people of Connecticut for future generations to enjoy. We choose to educate, inform, and work to preserve and protect this essential piece of history. We want to help people recognize that the forest touches on six towns and is visited by those throughout the state and beyond.