Category: Preserved Lands

Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge

Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Over the past century, many shrublands and young forests across the Northeast have been cleared for development or have grown into mature forests. As this habitat has disappeared from much of the landscape, the populations of more than 65 songbirds, mammals, reptiles, pollinators, and other wildlife that depend on it have…


GOSA Statement on CAA Bluff Point Logging Proposal Jan. 2017

BP Logging statement for GOSA News Alert Jan 2017


GOSA News Fall 2016

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Constitutional Amendment to Protect Your Public Lands Is Necessary Now by Eric Hammerling, Connecticut Forest & Parks Association

“If I knew that the land I donated to be a State Park could be so easily given away or sold for different purposes, I never would have made the gift in the first place.”  Anonymous donor Prospective donors of land, neighbors to public lands, users of public lands, and citizens who believe in good…


Shifting the Mosaic: Creating Early Successional Habitat to Conserve Species by Syma Ebbin 3.29.16

Shifting the Mosaic-Creating Early Successional Habitat to Conserve Species by Syma Ebbin 3.29.16


A Beaver Tale from Avery Farm by Liz Raisbeck 3.29.16

A Beaver Tale from Avery Farm by Liz Raisbeck 3.29.16


Canton Republican Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Protect Open Space by Steve Majerus-Collins | Jan 14, 2016

http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/canton_republican_calls_for_constitutional_amendment_to_protect_open_space/


Why does GOSA cut down trees?

There are a variety of reasons why you may see GOSA volunteers or contractors hired by GOSA removing and/or cutting down trees. The key reason for this activity is that over the past century, many shrublands and young forests across the Northeast have been cleared for development or have grown into mature forests. As this…


State Says It Won’t Reach Ambitious Land Conservation Goal by Patrick Skahill WNPR Dec. 29. 2015

http://wnpr.org/post/state-says-it-wont-reach-ambitious-land-preservation-goal


Cluster Development: Remarks Made by Salem S. Shapiro, Storch-Shapiro Associates

On February 20, 1969, Salem S. Shapiro, A.I.P. of Storch-Shapiro Associates, Engineers and Planning Consultants, addressed the Connecticut Association of Conservation Commissions in Wallingford, CT on “Cluster Development ….and certain trends in governmental control of land use that are important to Conservation.”