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Forestry Program

The Extension Forestry Program addresses forest and wildlife stewardship for private landowners, municipal land use decision makers and professional foresters. Owners of wooded land from 1/4 acre to several hundred acres can learn about the enhancement of that land for wildlife, clean water, recreation, wood products and other benefits. They can also learn about conservation planning at the neighborhood or municipal level, and about passing their land on to the next generation successfully. Exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities are available through the Coverts Project, which offers free training in forest and wildlife conservation for those interested in volunteering some time.

PROGRAM AREAS:

Forest Stewardship Program - Many people are surprised to learn that 90% of Connecticut's forest land belongs not to the state or federal government, but to individuals and families like you. The Forest Stewardship Program recognizes the importance of these private forest owners by providing them with information, education, and technical assistance in managing their forest land.

Urban and Community Forestry - Since the time of the famous Charter Oak, Connecticut has had a proud heritage of tree-lined streets, shady parks, town forests and commons. If properly managed these urban forests can produce a wide range of economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits to society and greatly enhance our quality of life. But without management this heritage is in danger of destruction and decay.

Forest Resource Education for Municipal Officials (FREMO) - The Extension Forestry Program addresses forest and wildlife stewardship for private landowners, municipal land use decision makers and professional foresters. It has long been understood that the forested landscape is closely linked to water quality, and, more broadly, the overall ecologic, economic, and public health of our communities. As communities continue to grow and develop, the health of our forest lands is threatened by their conversion to other uses, fragmentation, and division into smaller lots.

Lower CT River & Coastal Region Forest Stewardship Initiative - As a special initiative, the LCR&CR Forest Stewardship Initiative focuses its programs and events towards landowners found in the Connecticut River and coastal region of Connecticut. The programs offered educate woodland owners about how their property fits in to the big picture, what they can do to manage and conserve their forestland, and where they can find the resources to do so.

 

 

 
   
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Storrs, Connecticut 06269
 

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