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

Landscape Stewardship
Updated Green Plan

In 2001, the DEP developed The Green Plan to guide its efforts to acquire and permanently protection open space.  "The Green Plan: Guiding Land Acquisition and Protection in Connecticut 2007-2012" is an update of the original plan. The plan provides more detailed guidance and includes: 1) the State’s future open space goals; 2) land acquisition and protection efforts to date; 3) the priorities for acquisition and protection; 4) the programs and funding available; and 5) the process.  This document is intended as a strategic plan for land acquisition and protection for the State of Connecticut through 2012.  As such, it sets forth general guidance for program managers, is a tool for those who want to work with the State in preserving land, and provides an overview for the public of Connecticut’s land acquisition and protection program.

Copies of The Green Plan can be obtained either via e-mail, by phone at 860-424-3099, or by postal mail at, DEP-Planning and Program Development, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127.  

Content Last Updated on May 28, 2009