Forestry Policies (Connecticut)

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Place Connecticut


   
Applies to States or Provinces Connecticut
Name Forestry Policies (Connecticut)

Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province




























Primary Website http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2697&q=322792&depNav_GID=1631



Last Review 2014-05-23
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-05-23

Information Source Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/forestry/assessment_and_strategy/assessment__strategy.pdf, Forest Guild Harvesting Guidelines: http://www.forestguild.org/publications/research/2010/FG_Biomass_Guidelines_NE.pdf, DEEP Biomass page: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2708&q=323872&depNav_GID=1763


Summary

The state of Connecticut is home to a large area of productive forested lands. These forests are managed primarily by the Division of Forestry, under the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). In 2010, The State issued its Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy document: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/forestry/assessment_and_strategy/assessment__strategy.pdf

The Resource Assessment and Strategy document discusses a proposed Harvesting Guidelines study that is still under development, in the interim the State is considering using the Forest Guild Northeast Region's guidelines: http://www.forestguild.org/publications/research/2010/FG_Biomass_Guidelines_NE.pdf

The Resource Assessment and Strategy document also discusses concerns over biomass energy in general as well as with specific regard to forest residues, and references Vermont's programs as a potential model for developing a sustainable woody biomass supply in the state.

The Connecticut DEEP offers informational resources and review of biomass energy in the state through its website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2708&q=323872&depNav_GID=1763



Policy Contact

Contact Name Christopher Martin
Department Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Division Forestry




Phone (860) 424-3630




     
     


















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