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  • Smart Growth Guide for Coastal and Waterfront Communities The guide includes an overview of the unique development challenges and opportunities along the water and provides specific approaches to development that include a description of the issues, tools and techniques, and case studies. For more information and a PDF version of the publication, visit the web site:
  • The Conservation Program Handbook; A Guide for Local Government Land Acquisition A manual providing all the information – on a broad spectrum of topics—that conservation professionals and commissioners are likely to encounter; includes a list of “best practices” for the most critical issues. To order go to:
  • Watershed Forestry Resource Guide Website Website is a central clearinghouse for all things related to forests and watersheds. Recent efforts towards managing urban forests for watershed health have resulted in a variety of highly useful tools and training materials. This site compiles these resources into a format that can be easily accessed and downloaded.
  • The Connecticut Environmental Review Team "Working for Connecticut One Review At A Time" A Unique Program to Assist Municipalities in Environmentally Sound Decision-Making How can the ERT Help Your Town?
  • The CT LID Regulations Website - A searchable, web-based database that will allow viewers to access Connecticut town and city ordinances that pertain specifically to low impact development and innovative stormwater management. Rather than providing a model ordinance framework, we have begun to find example ordinances that are already in effect in various CT towns.

    The website is still in its early stages of development. Please contact Kathryn Woodruff ( with any comments, suggestions, and additional regulations that are not yet included. NEMO hopes the site grows to become a functional resource to our towns when it comes time to amend regulations, so your feedback is important.

  • State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection website.
  • DEEP Municipal Inland Wetland Commissioners Training Program website
  • Community Resource Inventory (CRI) Website permits easy mapping of natural and cultural resources. The site, the Community Resource Inventory (CRI) Online enables visitors to create a series of key natural and cultural resource maps for any of the state’s 169 municipalities, without any specialized knowledge of mapping or computer mapping technology.
  • The Green Valley Institute An easy to navigate and provides a lot more information for those addressing natural resource and community growth issues.
  • OUR BETTER NATURE An educational website with articles about conservation, open space, pollution prevention, wildlife and general environmental protection topics. The site also has a comprehensive list of acronyms.
  • Archeological Site Protection - For strategies for protecting archeological sites on private land and a guide to tools available.
  • Center for Watershed Protection
  • Council of Environmental Quality - View recent annual reports and other reports.
  • Connecticut League of Conservation Voters - works in conjunction with Connecticut's environmental advocacy groups to identify and highlight important bills impacting our air, water, wildlife, open space, and our health.
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Publications - Information published by the Connecticut Department of energy & Environmental Protection.
  • Federal Commons - An Internet grants management portal serving the grantee organization community.
  • GIS User to User Network - For registering for the Connecticut GIS User to User network which will be helpful to those using or thinking of using computer mapping.
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.
  • Rivers Alliance - Rivers Alliance is an important step in regional problem solving, evolving from decades of discussion about the rivers and their strategic capacity to benefit the community. It has the dual aims of collective planning and bringing into reality those enhancements that meet the community vision.
  • State of Connecticut - The "official" website providing information to government and legislative news. Search for specific town web pages, tourism and commerce.


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