Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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Climate-Smart Forestry Across CT’s Urban to Rural Landscape Gradient

Room: Boger 112
Intermediate Level

What is climate smart forestry? Why is it needed and how does it benefit us? Andrea will strive to answer these questions, drawing from examples across Connecticut’s urban to rural forested landscape. This talk will also feature funding opportunities (e.g., grant programs, NRCS cost-share programs, etc.) for private and municipal landowners to develop climate smart forestry management plans and implement climate smart practices.


Ricky Bentley, Climate Smart Coordinator, Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC)

Todd Bobowick, State Forester and State Biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)

Andrea Urbano, Private & Municipal Lands Program Supervisor, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Forestry

Resources and Handouts

Clcc Handclap

“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust

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