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- Bluebirds in Connecticut – Locally Authored Bluebird resource page
- Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
- Connecticut Appalachian Mountain Club
- Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions (CACIWC)
- Connecticut Audubon
- Connecticut Chapter American Planning Association
- Connecticut Cooperative Extension System
- Connecticut Department Energy and Environmental Protection
- Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment (DEEP) – Open Space in Connecticut
The Department protects open space by adding lands to the State’s system of Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Management Areas, and by providing open space grant funding to its land conservation partners. Connecticut’s natural diversity and scenic beauty add immeasurably to the quality of life of its residents. The state’s prosperity has always depended upon its natural resources. Public forests, parks, and other open spaces improve quality of life, provide a foundation for the tourism industry, and help attract and grow businesses. However, not all undeveloped land is protected open space. Some of it will eventually be developed. For Connecticut to remain an attractive state in which to live, work, and play, it is critical that land development be balanced with land conservation.
- Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment (DEEP) Publications
Wildlife Publications and Forms Copyright: Fact sheets and publications may be copied and used for educational purposes only. Photographs and illustrations are copyright protected and may not be used in any other format.
- Connecticut Farmland Trust
- Connecticut Forest and Parks Association
- Connecticut Land Conservation Council
- Connecticut Land Trust Service Bureau
- Connecticut State Archaeologist – Dr. Nick Bellantoni
- Crystal Lake ParkFormerly Camp Nahaco
- Eastern CT Forest Landowner’s Association
- G.L. Sweetnam Neighborhood Views Photography
- James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
The James L. Goodwin State Forest and Conservation Center was a gift to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, to be used for education about “general, wildlife, and forest conservation.” The James L. Goodwin Conservation Center is an environmental education facility owned and operated by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Currently there is a public/private partnership with the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. Together we offer programs for the public, schools, and educators, and those who use and impact Connecticut’s forests, including landowners, foresters, loggers and municipal land use commissioners. The James L. Goodwin Conservation Center is located in the James L. Goodwin State Forest., a beautiful 2,000-acre property with 3 ponds and 14 miles of well maintained trails for hiking, cross country skiing and horseback riding. Educational signs along portions of the Air Line Trail and the Blue/Yellow loop trail provide information on the history, ecology and management of the forest.The spacious grounds include the 1.5-acre Richard D. Haley Native Plant Wildlife Gardens, where visitors can see and learn about dozens of native trees, shrubs and perennials that offer food and cover value for wildlife. There is also a small nature museum, the 130-acre Pine Acres Pond and a youth group campsite.
- Joshua’s Trust
- Land Trust Alliance
- Letterboxing in Connecticut State Forests
- Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)
- Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC)
- New Roxbury Land Trust
- Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG)
ashford • brooklyn • canterbury • chaplin • eastford • hampton • killingly • plainfield • pomfret • putnam • scotland • sterling • thompson • union • voluntown • woodstock
- Officially Designated Connecticut Greenways
“Greenway” means a corridor of open space that (1) may protect natural resources, preserve scenic landscapes and historical resources or offer opportunities for recreation or nonmotorized transportation, (2) may connect existing protected areas and provide access to the outdoors, (3) may be located along a defining natural feature, such as a waterway, along a man-made corridor, including an unused right-of-way, traditional trail routes or historic barge canals or (4) may be a greenspace along a highway or around a village. (CGS section 23-100)
- Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corner, Inc.
- Ragged Hills Environmental Program
- Street Sweeping Guidelines for the State of Connecticut
- Tember Press
Timber Press is dedicated to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history.Founded in 1978, Timber Press is internationally recognized as the leading gardening publisher. Its books and authors have received awards from the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Writers of America, the Garden Media Guild, and the National Garden Club of America. Some of Timber’s bestselling classics include Michael Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy, Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, Marta McDowell’s Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, and A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach.Timber Press joined the Workman family in 2006. The Timber office is located in Portland, Oregon, a city filled with natural wonders.
- Thames River Basin Partnership
- The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD)
The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD) is a local not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping the towns and citizens of Eastern Connecticut with their conservation needs. The creation of the ECCD is a result of the reorganization of Connecticut’s eight county-based soil and water Conservation Districts into five regional watershed areas: Northwest, Southwest, North Central, Connecticut River Coastal and Eastern.
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Wyndham Land Trust
The Wyndham Land Trust is working hard to protect land in the Quiet Corner of Northeast Connecticut. The land trust was incorporated in April 1975, and the first parcel was protected in 1977. Today we have acquired over 50 parcels in ten towns totaling over 3000 acres. In addition almost 700 acres are protected through conservation easements or restrictions held by the land trust.
- Town of Chaplin
- Town of Pomfret Conservation Commission
- Town of Woodstock Conservation Commission
- UCONN – Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online
Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) is the collaborative work of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) to share environmental and natural resource information with the general public. CT ECO’s mission is to encourage, support, and promote informed land use and development decisions in Connecticut by providing local, state and federal agencies, and the general public with convenient access to the most up-to-date and complete natural resource information available statewide.
CT ECO includes a variety of online maps and tools for viewing Connecticut’s environmental and natural resources such as protected open space, farmland soils, wetland soils, aquifer protection areas, water quality classifications, and drainage basins. Each can be viewed separately or in conjunction with other environmental and natural resource information. In addition, CT ECO includes several dates of high resolution orthophotography as well as statewide elevation data..
- University of Connecticut Program – Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officers (NEMO)
- Upper Natchaug River Healthy Watershed Implementation PlanBungee Brook Maps
Bungee Brook is a stream located just 6.8 miles from South Woodstock, in Windham County, in the state of Connecticut, United States, near Eastford, CT. Alternate names for this stream include Black Pond Brook, Buddgee Brook and Bunggee Brook.
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- WINDHAM COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION DISTRICT
The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Windham Conservation District are seeking your ideas to focus our outreach activities and cost share programs over the next year. We hope to incorporate the goals and needs of interested residents, producers and partners into developing priorities for program direction and funding. To do this, we need your help in deciding which resource concerns are most important to residents of your local
- Windham Region Council of Governments