May and early summer is the best time of year to recognize ericaceous and other shrub species – like blueberries, laurels, and arrowood – when they are in bloom. A preponderance of flowering native shrubs warrants a concerted effort to secure an alternate management regime for those areas – not frequent close mowing. We recommend marking the limits of the shrub patches, to make them easier to avoid. If photos of a blooming shrub, including a close-up of a flower and a few leaves, are posted on the CT Botanical Society Facebook page, we may well be able to help with identification.
2/1/23 – While land conservation and affordable housing are often pitted against one another as an “either/or” proposition, the reality is that Connecticut communities need both. Along with our program partners at Land Trust Alliance and the Trust for Public Land, this summit consisted of a full-day exploration of how housing and conservation groups can work together to achieve greater good. Discussions covered successful examples of collaboration, and how such efforts can lead to healthier, more equitable housing, to more land conservation in our communities, and to increased funding for joint projects.
Catch the recording from part one of this program Buildings, Offices, and HQs – What should your land trust consider?
Catch the recording from part two of this program Historic Buildings – A primer on historic preservation, restoration, designations, and funding.
The USDA Forest Service created this guide that includes an Adaptation Workbook process to help land trusts navigate the effects of climate change.