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
- Responsible Recreation
- Outdoor Learning Resources
- Get a free Nature Photo (fish, forests, and wildlife) to use for a Zoom Meeting Background
- Subscribe to Connecticut Wildlife Magazine (a bimonthly publication of the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources)
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….
Insects and Invertebrates
Wetlands and Water Resources
The 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."
Content last updated in May 2021.