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  • Read the next issue of Rock, Root & Trail! Read about the power of you and volunteers, the end of this year's legislative session, turtles and much more.
  • Since 1897, CFPA has published annual recommendations on Connecticut's forests, parks, trails, and other conservation issues. Learn what CFPA is fighting for at the State Legislature in 2022 here.
  • Looking for a CT Certified Forester to help you plan for the future of your forest? Overwhelmed or underwhelmed by what you are finding online by yourself? CFPA provides a forestry services directory and additional resources here that should help.
  • CT DEEP's Recreational Trails & Greenways program held a request for proposals in Fall, 2021 for recreational trails projects statewide with $3 million in bonding. The response to the RFP was overwhelming. Learn more.
  • 39% of DEEP's employees overall and 45% of the Environmental Protection professionals who manage Parks and Forests are likely to retire by July 1, 2022. What is DEEP going to do? Step one is to take care of seasonal workers.
Read about how to create a backyard forest, the connection between nature and health, native thistles, and much more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!
We've updated our Blue-Blazed Trails Hiking Challenge with new categories and prizes- check it out, challenge yourself and be inspired.
This online tool makes hike planning for the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System a snap. Locate trailhead parking and check out the latest trail notices here.