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

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Meet the Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division

Our mission is to advance the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut's wildlife resources.
We are a part of the Bureau of Natural Resources within the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The Bureau is charged with managing the state’s natural resources (particularly fish, wildlife, and forests) through a program of research, management, public education, and regulation. The Wildlife Division is comprised of several important programs that work together to conserve and manage wildlife:
  • Wildlife Diversity (which covers birds, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals including bats, invertebrates, and state and federally listed species.)
  • Habitat
  • Technical Assistance with Wildlife
  • Outreach and Education
  • Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management
  • Furbearer
  • White-tailed Deer/Moose
  • Wild Turkey
  • Small Game (rabbits, etc.) and Migratory Birds (waterfowl, rails, and upland game birds)
  • Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (Hunter Safety)
  • Natural Diversity Data Base (environmental review)

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Content last updated July 16, 2020.