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State of CT and Federal Agencies

bullet National Park Service - Strategies for Protecting Archeological Resources on Private Lands
bullet University of Connecticut NEMO ProjectFact Sheets download.
- new NEMO website on reducing runoff
bullet U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
bullet U.S. Department of Transportation, Recreational Trails Program
bullet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - air quality forecasts, application form for the Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program (grant program for acquiring open space)
bullet U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
bullet Seagrant College
bullet State of Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
bullet State of Connecticut Agricultural Extension Center

CT/MA Land Trusts

bullet Resource Directory of Agencies and Organizations Focused on the Environment, Long Island Sound and Its Watershed
bullet Joshua's Tract (Windham/Mansfield area)  
bullet Land Trust Alliance (LTA)
bullet Nature Conservancy, The
bullet New England Small Farm Institute
bullet New Roxbury Land Trust, The (local, nonprofit Woodstock-based land trust)
bullet Opacum Land Trust (13 towns on CT/MA border)
bullet The Trust for Public Land in New England
bullet Wolf Den Land Trust (Northeastern CT)
bullet Working Lands Alliance
bullet Wyndham Land Trust (Northeastern CT)

CT Organizations Involved with Conservation or Open Space

bullet Resource Directory of Agencies and Organizations Focused on the Environment, Long Island Sound and Its Watershed
bullet American Farmland Trust - Farmland Information Center
bullet Bird Conservation Research (nonprofit research foundation)
bullet Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) at UCONN
bullet Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions (CACIWC)
bullet Connecticut Audubon Society
bullet Connecticut Forest and Park Association
bullet Connecticut Forest Stewardship Program
bullet Connecticut Land Use and Research (CLEAR) project at UCONN
bullet Connecticut River Watershed Council
bullet Conservation Law Foundation
bullet Coverts Project (UCONN Cooperative Extension Forestry)
bullet Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association
bullet Eastford Conservation Commission
bullet Green Valley Institute
bullet Joshua's Trust
bullet Killingly Conservation Commission
bullet New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF)
bullet New England Small Farm Institute
bullet Opacum Land Trust (13 towns on CT/MA border)
bullet PENNSCAPES (planning for residential development and open space in PA)
bullet Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
bullet Ruffed Grouse Society
bullet Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor
bullet Southern New England Forest Consortium
bullet Thames River Basin Partnership (developing a regional approach to natural resource protection)
bullet University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Forestry
bullet Woodstock Conservation Commission
bullet Working Lands Alliance
Other Links of Interest Related to Environmental Protection and Conservation
bullet Neighborhood Views - aerial photographs of NE CT landscapes and farms
bullet Bluebird and other Small cavity nester conservation - Sialis.org
bullet Our Better Nature - educational articles on environmental protection and conservation, and definitions of environmental terms

Green Purchasing

bullet Ecologist Magazine

World Clock - claims to show number of species extinct, desertification, population etc.

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