DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Connecticut Forest Action Plan

The Connecticut Forest Action Plan acts as a guide for the Division of Forestry and hopefully inspires others to improve and protect Connecticut's forest resources for future generations. Created in collaboration with many partners and stakeholders, the Forest Action Plan aims to identify issues and prioritize important areas, values, and needs. The Connecticut Forest Action Plan analyzes the current conditions and trends of forests in Connecticut and lays out strategies and action steps to best plan for the future of the forested landscape.

The 2020 update of the Connecticut Forest Action Plan has been completed after much research and input from DEEP staff, stakeholders, and the public over many months. Below is the final version submitted for approval by the U.S. Forest Service

2020 Connecticut Forest Action Plan FINAL – Submitted for Approval


Previous versions of the Connecticut Forest Action Plan and any precursors can be found below.

2015 revision of the Connecticut Forest Action Plan

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Forestry Division greatly appreciates the contributions by all who participated in the development of the Forest Action Plan.  We look forward to addressing the issues and implementing the recommendations along with others in the coming years.

2010 version of the Connecticut Forest Action Plan (originally known as the Connecticut Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy) 

Flyer Describing the 2010 Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy

Flyer Describing the 2020 Forest Action Plan Update

The 2004 Forest Resource Plan was a pre-cursor to the 2010 Forest action Plan and provided important guidance regarding stakeholder outreach and development of the Forest Action Plan.

Content last updated on December 30, 2020.