Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ’

Ex-Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power plant in Haddam to become wildlife refuge

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that it has acquired a 38-acre piece of land owned by the operator of the former Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power plant for $900,000. The land will become part of the Salmon River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Click on this environmental headline for more from the New Haven Register and Environmental Headlines.



Officials announce $1.6M+ to Improve Health of Long Island Sound

Sep 25th, 2012 | By

35 grants totaling $1.6 million awarded to state and local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.

When leveraged by an additional $3 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $4.6 million will support conservation projects in both states. The projects in both states will open up 50 river miles for fish passage, and restore 390 acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat.

Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this Long Island Sound watershed-size story.



Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Expands with Help of The Nature Conservancy

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently partnered with The Nature Conservancy to purchase nearly 50 acres of forested land for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The tract is near the convergence of Pine Brook and the Salmon River in Haddam Neck, Conn.