Connect the Connecticut provides guidances for sound investments to protect Long Island Sound


Information from the landscape conservation design for the Connecticut River watershed is being used to identify candidate projects for a grant program focused on reducing runoff into Long Island Sound by protecting private forestlands threatened by development.

Habitat maps for a six bird species, including wood thrush, that were developed as part of the Connect the Connecticut project were used to determine eligibility for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Healthy Forest Reserve Program.

“This is the first time this program is being used for easements in New England or New York, so we are pioneers in helping to make sure it functions well here,” said Bill Labich, who chairs the Long Island Sound Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) on behalf of the Highstead Foundation.

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