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Connecticut Sea Grant is collaborating with Avalonia Land Conservancy on a project at Hoffman Evergreen Preserve, in Stonington, to identify strategies to create healthier, climate-resilient forests. Funding to support this project was provided by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. In an article for UConn, Sea Grant communications coordinator Judy Benson writes, “Battered by coastal storms and infestations of wooly adelgids, gypsy moth, winter moth and emerald ash borer, sections of the 200-acre Hoffman Evergreen Preserve will now serve as a living lab and demonstration site for how land managers can help forests adapt to climate change.”

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