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Connecticut's state foresters and their partners protect our forest resources by:

  • Encouraging private land owners to practice responsible long-term forest management (private landowners own 73% of Connecticut's forest, with more than two-thirds of that owned by families or individuals),
  • Protecting Connecticut's forest resources from the effects of fire, insects, disease, and misuse,
  • Providing accurate and timely information about Connecticut's forest resources,
  • Certifying forest practitioners,
  • Managing the State Forests, in which exist many large blocks of unfragmented forest land,
  • Engaging municipalities and citizens in the work of urban forestry, and
  • Promoting the local forest industry.

Watch this recorded webinar to get to know your foresters and learn more about the basics of forestry.

Why Manage Forests in Connecticut?

Get a free Nature Photo (fish, forests, and wildlife) to use for a Zoom Meeting Background.

Connecticut's Distressed Trees - Be careful in the woods!

Connecticut's Forest Action Plan

Gypsy Moth - Information for Connecticut's Tree and Woodland Owners  

Contact the Forestry Division

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Content last updated February 2021.