Agriculture is one of the state's most vital businesses. To protect this industry, the Department of Agriculture (DOAG) offers a voluntary program that preserves farmland by placing a permanent restriction on all non-agricultural usage. Get more information about how the program works and read about the application process.
A Greenways is a corridor of open space that may protect natural resources, preserve scenic landscapes and historical resources or offer opportunities for recreation or non-motorized transportation. Come explore Connecticut's Greenways.
Open space provides a wealth of valuable "services" to Connecticut's citizens including, options for outdoor activities, provision and preservation of scenic beauty, preserving biodiversity, habitat for rare species, steamflow and water supply protection and flood control. For Connecticut to remain an attractive state in which to live, work and conduct business, it is critical that development be balanced with land conservation.