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Forestry Walk and Talk

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interested in learning more about how our state manages public lands and forests? Then come on down to the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center! The State of Connecticut DEEP stewards lands which fall into a variety of different categories.  State Park lands are managed primarily by the DEEP Division of State Parks and Public Outreach, and outdoor recreation and public access constitute some of the primary management goals.  Wildlife Management Areas are overseen by the DEEP Wildlife Division and managed to support a diversity of different habitat types to help maintain and enhance wildlife population levels.  State Forests are managed for forest health and ecological integrity of the forest resource, while supporting recreation and public access goals where compatible with forestry missions.

DEEP Wildlife Management Areas and State Forests are actively managed by professional foresters and wildlife biologists to enhance forest diversity, and foster resilience to the impacts of climate change.  With an updated Forest Resource Management Plan for James L. Goodwin State Forest currently in DEEP review, join DEEP Forestry staff to learn more about the Forest Management Plan preparation process and specific work plans included in the draft Forest Management Plan for James L. Goodwin State Forest.

The talk will incorporate a field session to observe forest conditions, discuss inventory procedures, and describe broad management plan goals and indicators, so sturdy footwear, water, and insect repellant are recommended. Call or email if event is in question. Email deep.goodwin@ct.gov to register, or if you have any questions.


Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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860 455-9534