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The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources is getting back to our new normal. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. Learn what is changing for wildlife, fisheries, and forestry. Download the 2021 New Normal Health and Safety Guidelines for CT State Parks and Boat Launches.

Connecticut is a state rich with natural resources and a great diversity of habitat, landscapes, plant life, and wildlife. From the coastline of Long Island Sound, to the Litchfield Hills, the Connecticut River Valley and the Eastern Highlands, DEEP works to protect and preserve the natural resources and scenic beauty that make Connecticut a special place to live, work, or visit.

Recreating and Learning in the Connecticut Outdoors


Fish Connecticut  |  Fishing Guide  |  Learn to Fish  |  Take a Friend Fishing  |  Return of the Tiger Trout  |  Get Your Fishing License Online  |  and more....


Hunting and Trapping  |  Hunter Education  |  2022 CT Hunting and Trapping Guide  | Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide |  Online Licensing  |  Hunting Roadmap  |  Public Hunting Area Maps


Learn About Wildlife  |  Wildlife Problems  |  Endangered Species  |  Habitat Management for Wildlife  |  Living with Black Bears  |  Report a Wildlife Sighting  |  Meet the Wildlife Division  | Community Science and Volunteer Opportunities  |  and more….


Forest Protection (Fire, Insects and Disease)  |  Landowner Assistance  |  State Lands Management  |  Urban and Community Forestry  |  Letterboxing | Tree Identification | and more….

Insects and Invertebrates

MosquitoesTicks  |  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | and more….

Wetlands and Water Resources

Long Island Sound  |  Ground Water  |  Lakes and Ponds  |  Rivers and Streams  |  Wetlandsand more….


Connecticut Geological Survey  |  Bedrock Core Repository  |   Geological Survey Publications  |  Radon  |  and more….


Housatonic River Basin Natural Resources Restoration Plan

Invasive Species  |  Plants  |  Open Space  |  Environmental Conservation Police  |  Maps and GIS Data

BNR 150th Anniversary LogoThe DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources celebrated 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut in 2016.  We looked back at our history and also forward to the future of natural resources in our state. Check out our historical timeline Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years and see what it was like "Then and Now."

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Content last updated in January 2022.