Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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Understanding Old-Growth Forest Characteristics

Room: Memorial Chapel
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

Powerpoint presentation followed by group forest modeling exercise. Target: property managers/stewards, decision/policy makers, conservation advocates. Participants will learn the definition of old-growth, characteristics of old-growth forests, benefits associated with old-growth forests, and how to bring some of those benefits to second-growth forests.


Frank Cervo, Service Forester, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Forestry

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“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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