DEP chief touts forest conservation

Apr 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Story

LITCHFIELD — The newly appointed head of the state Department of Environmental Protected urged property owners of forested land to study and heed recommendations in a newly released report of forest management in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty spoke at the local release of the U.S. Forest Service report, which was intended to be a resource for land conversation efforts.

Read more here: DEP chief touts forest conservation The Republican-American.

Local, state and federal officials said they are committed to working together to balance economic growth and environmental conservation after a new study found the forests along the Farmington and Housatonic rivers basins are in danger of increased fragmentation and degradation from encroaching development.

Read more here: Forest Service: Increasing Fragmentation a Concern – Canton, CT Patch.

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