Forestry Policies (Connecticut)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Connecticut|
|Name||Forestry Policies (Connecticut)|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
| Last Substantive Modification
|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|
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
|Contact Name||Christopher Martin|
|Department||Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|