2009 Training Program - Segment 3
Agricultural and Forestry Practices

Introduction diary cow image

In Connecticut, agriculture is changing from larger-scale operations to diversified and smaller farms with a mixture of adjacent land-uses. The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act (IWWA) includes provisions for a wide variety of "as of right" agricultural activities including dairy production, equine facilities, vegetable farming, horticulture, and forestry. This training program focused on agriculture and forestry activities and associated Best Management Practices. Lectures were delivered in the morning and field workshops were conducted in the afternoon.

Background Materials

grapple skidder working in forest

Forestry Workshop Agendas

Agriculture Workshop Agendas

Great Mountain Forest website - forestry practices workshop

Great Mountain Forest Fact Sheet - forestry practices workshop

Salmon River State Forest - forestry practices workshop

Graywall Farm - dairy production workshop

Whimsy Brook Farm - equine facility workshop

Warrup's Farm - organic vegetable farm workshop

Classroom Presentations

IWWA and Agriculture

IWWA 22a-40

Forest Practioners' Act

Forestry BMP's

Flow Routing - A case study on a forested watershed in CT

Forest Hydrology Summary

Changing Face of Agriculture - Overview of CT agriculture

Agricultural BMP's and Federal Programs - Overview of agricultural BMP's

Supplemental Training Materials

Content Last Updated March 12, 2020.