Landscape Stewardship
Land and Water Resources

Sketch of a cabin in the woods by a lake with a dock and two small boats.


From rocky hilltops to sandy beaches, from farm fields to urban cores, the land and water resources in Connecticut are varied and valuable. Many are natural resources like wetlands, forests and Long Island Sound. Others have been altered by human activities like farms, villages and urban centers. The health of each of these is important to the vitality of the State of Connecticut as a whole. For more information on various resources for which DEEP has specific responsibility, follow the links below.

Aquifer Protection Areas

Brownfields (Remediation and Site Clean-up)

Coastal Resources (Long Island Sound, its major tributaries and their associated habitats)

Endangered Species

Forests (includes urban forests)


Open Space

Water Resources

Wetlands (Inland and Tidal)


Content Last Updated October 27, 2008