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

Forest Health, Fire and Management

Forest Health

Our goal is to help educate the public about the factors that can affect forest health. We work in cooperation with state, federal, and municipal agencies to detect, manage, and treat all factors that negatively impact our state forests.

Forest Fire - Prevention and Control

CT DEEP maintains an active forest fire prevention program and a specially-trained force of fire fighting personnel to combat fires that burn an average of 500 acres of woodland per year. We also employ fire in the form of prescribed burns as an ecosystem management tool.

Forest Management  (Landowner Assistance)

We provide resources and information to aid landowners in their forest management.

Forest Management on State Lands

CT DEEP manages approximately 175,000 acres of state land to meet the diverse needs of each State Forest.

Content last updated February 2021