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.
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and federal officials Wednesday announced an agreement that allows the state to access more than $8 million in federal funds for farmland preservation. The agreement also will increase flexibility in use of federal money through the state’s Farmland Preservation Program. The deal was jointly announced by Malloy, Connecticut Department of Agriculture
The head of the local land trust, arguing for preserving a 62-acre farm at a board of directors’ meeting Wednesday, cited a report saying development in Manchester outpaced any other community in the state from 1985 to 2006.
A dean of New Milford’s farmers and his wife, Beth, 88, to whom he has been married 65 years, still live in the home they built in 1953 alongside the original farm homestead that dates back to the 1840s.Nanci G. Hutson of the Danbury News-Times reports.
By State Rep. JOHN PISCOPO For landowners of open space, farmland or forest land, I wanted to remind you that you have until Oct. 31 to enroll in the state’s Public Act 490 (PA 490) tax program. This program permits these types of lands to be taxed at a lower rate. The program was created
The Greenwich Land Trust (GLT), a local non-profit dedicated to preserving open space permanently, recently welcomed a team of Outward Bound students and their leaders to conduct land stewardship on the GLT’s Lovelace Preserve in Cos Cob. The students earned merit-based scholarships to attend the 16-day Delaware Water Gap wilderness course, which featured canoeing and
But even though many seemingly more important state services would be cut, the ferries should remain. They’ve already lost some hours of service in recent years, and that’s enough. Read more here: Connecticut’s Historic Ferries Should Be Preserved: For Charm, For Heritage – Courant.com.
BRANFORD — The Representative Town Meeting this week approved the town’s contribution to the preservation of the 37-acre Johnson Farm by purchasing its development rights, but delayed action on a proposed three-way building swap. via Branford OKs open space funds- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.
WINSTED — The Winchester Land Trust must revise its proposal for protecting 360 acres of town-owned land. Click above for more on this story.
A 38-acre mountaintop wilderness and a 73-acre forest will be preserved thanks, in part, to two grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. A third grant will improve water quality monitoring in towns along the lower Farmington River.
Join the CT Farm Energy Program for a series of 5 free workshops in January 2011 about technical assistance and financial incentives that are available to AG producers as it relates to energy.
The natural environment maintains a special place in the hearts of Weston residents. And the Sustainability Committee is looking to build on that respect with an assortment of innovative strategies.
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.
Since 1978, when Connecticut began its Farmland Preservation Program, the state has purchased the development rights on 280 farms, which means that farmers can continue to farm the land or sell it someday, but never for development.
Connecticut’s environmental watchdog panel says the state does not know how much open space or wildlife habitat it has and is relying on outdated data to make critical decisions about preservation or development. Christine Woodside reports for the The Connecticut Mirror.
The OLC’s most recent acquisition, the 106 acre Slocum-Mostachetti Preserve is a rare “marble hill” surrounded by The Great Swamp, located in Wingdale, acquired in partnership with Friends of the Great Swamp.
A group of scientists and others believes 70 percent of New England can be protected as forestland – while still leaving room for development, farming, even logging. The key to making this happen? Hundreds of thousands of private landowners.
The book “Barn Stories” makes its official debut at a publishing party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury at an event that will also display paintings and photographs of Roxbury barns by local artists.
The 24th Annual Rockfall Symposium titled, “Changes to Regional Planning – New Opportunities to Share State & Local Services” will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex.
Connecticut Water is offering the Town of Plymouth the opportunity to purchase 177 acres of company-owned land. Located on North Street, the property features a pristine 39-acre reservoir that has not been used as a public drinking water supply since 1986.