Posts Tagged ‘ Conservation ’

Electric Power Rights of Way: A New Frontier for Conservation by Richard Conniff

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Often mowed and doused with herbicides, power transmission lines have long been a bane for environmentalists. But that’s changing, as some utilities are starting to manage these areas as potentially valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. Nobody loves electrical power transmission lines. They typically bulldoze across the countryside like a clearcut, 150 feet wide and scores

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Groundbreaking NY, CT Conservation Initiative Announced

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

A new conservation initiative connecting Westchester County in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut will involve landowners identified as crucial in the battle to protect endangered streams, drinking water reservoirs and plant and wildlife habitat. The Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative (H2H) will be led by Highstead Foundation (on behalf of Fairfield County Regional

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Governor signs law helping protect state conservation lands

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

The law grants the Commissioners of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Agriculture the explicit right to place conservation restrictions on land acquired to protect natural resources, open space or agricultural uses; and requires DEEP to create an online public use and benefit land registry containing information about state-owned conservation properties.

Honors for Westport’s Conservation Director

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

Westport’s Director of Conservation, Alicia Mozian, on Thursday accepted a Women Inspiring Conservation in Connecticut Award at a Hartford ceremony. For more on this story, visit: Honors for Westport’s Conservation Director – – Westport, Connecticut.

Local women honored by Connecticut Conservation Partnership

Jun 21st, 2014 | By

Twelve women were honored at the State Capitol Thursday as Connecticut’s Conservation Partnership recognized them for their work in agriculture and natural resources conservation. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Local women honored by Connecticut Conservation Partnership | News from southeastern Connecticut.

NRCS Begins Signup for Ag Land, Wetland Conservation Easements

May 2nd, 2014 | By

Referring to the agency’s accepting applications for its new Agricultural Conservation Easements Program that makes $2 million available, initially, to Connecticut for the purchase of conservation easements on eligible agricultural lands and wetlands, Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, said: “This is an exciting new opportunity for even more people to get involved in conserving natural resources.”

‘Long Island Sound should be critical conservation area’: Malloy

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
Long Island Sound as seen from Long Wharf Nature Preserve in New Haven (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

Malloy joins with Connecticut’s congressional delegation, members of New York’s congressional delegation and many stakeholders who also have asked Secretary Vilsack to designate Long Island Sound a critical conservation area.

DEEP recognizes Waterford and Groton’s conservation efforts

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

With the approach of Arbor Day April 25, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Monday announced 15 urban forestry grants to encourage tree planting and tree management best practices in communities across the state and awarded Tree City USA designations to 19 communities and the University of Connecticut in Storrs for their

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CT’s Beardsley Zoo receives accreditation

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has announced that Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. Fewer than 10 percent of the approximately 2,800 animal exhibitors licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture are AZA-accredited. Currently, there are only 223 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums.

10 Reasons 2013 Was a Good Year for Conservation

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

The Connecticut Audubon Society isn’t letting 2013 pass without pointing out some of the highlights. An email alert and a page on their website outlines them nicely. “In 2013 we welcomed tens of thousands of hikers, improved hundreds of acres of key habitat, and provided outdoor science education to thousands of school children. We also found time for plenty of birding, and to help make it easier for birders around the state to get out to see Snowy Owls, Piping Plovers, Purple Martins and dozens of other birds.”

Sign-Up Period Announced for NRCS Conservation Programs

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

TOLLAND, CT – Are you interested in practices that will help reduce soil erosion and nutrient loss on your cropland? Are you a farmer who needs to manage manure and nutrients associated with livestock production? Or maybe you want to improve grazing systems? Are you a forestland owner who wants to better manage woodlands or

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The Power of We – Conserving Water Resources at the University of Connecticut

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By

…when people get together to make the world a better place. The Power of We – Conserving Water Resources at the University of Connecticut Public awareness of the increasing scarcity of water on a global scale has been growing over the last few decades. The main concerns are water quantity and quality; millions of people

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New Federal and Junior Duck Stamps Are Easy Way to Help Protect Wetland Habitat

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

The 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp went on sale today across the United States, giving hunters, stamp collectors and anyone who cares about migratory birds and other wildlife an easy way to help conserve their habitat.

Ninety-eight percent of proceeds from sales of the stamp are used to acquire and protect vital wetlands supports hundreds of species of migratory birds, wildlife and plants.

CFE seeks to intervene in merger between Northeast Utilities and NStar

Feb 7th, 2012 | By

Connecticut Fund for the Environment has submitted a request for intervention to the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) seeking to ensure that the 9,500 acres of valuable open space owned by Northeast Utilities in approximately 90 municipalities will be protected in the face of the proposed merger with NSTAR

Can Connecticut lead the way in energy conservation?

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Connecticut has the opportunity to become the leader in energy conservation in the United States, but there is still much to do. For those in the northwest corner of the state, the opportunity has made itself quite relevant. The Litchfield News reports.

DEP chief touts forest conservation

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty spoke at the local release of the U.S. Forest Service report, which was intended to be a resource for land conversation efforts. Click on the environmental headline to read more of this story.

Weston DTC seeks Conservation Commission candidates

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By

The Weston Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Conservation Commission, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Relevant experience is preferred but not required. For more information, contact Dana Levin, search chairman, at 203 222-4918 or at

Green Fund Bill Goes to Planning and Development Committee

Jan 18th, 2011 | By

State Sen. Ed Meyer has filed Proposed SB 46 which embodies the essence of previous “green fund” bills. The bill now goes to the Planning and Development Committee for consideration.

Monroe plan recommends more open space, village districts

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Monroe planners would like to see the creation of a “Monroe Greenbelt” of open space lands and would like to develop upper and lower Stepney as village districts.

A Wildlife Preserve for ‘the Heart of New Milford’

Nov 26th, 2010 | By

Northwest Conservation District (NCD) has purchased a 25-acre site at the intersection of routes 7 and 202 to create a wildlife preserve in “the heart of New Milford.” via A Wildlife Preserve for ‘the Heart of New Milford’ WEB FIRST – News – Housatonic Times.