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UMASS Extension




Natchaug River Basin

Conservation Action Plan


What's New:

Community & Natural Resource Planning Program

Spring 2012 Workshop Series

1) Series Sponsored by Northwestern CT COG & Litchfield Hills CEO

**For links to presentations from this series see Continuing Education, Previous Land Use Seminars.

2) Sponsored by Southeastern CT COG

**For links to presentations from this series see Continuing Education, Previous Land Use Seminars.


Green Valley Connections: A Guide to Linking Regional Greenways, Blueways, and Wildlife Corridors

Click here to download the entire booklet

& here to download the workbook only



Innovative Regulatory Tools to Protect Natural Resources & Focus New Development, Killingly CT 2010

Click here to download



April 29, 2011 - Selectman from eight towns in the Natchaug River Basin sign community compact agreeing to protect water quality! Click here to learn more about the Natchaug River Basin Conservation Compact..



A Heart and Soul Approach to Community Planning: The Borderlands Village Innovation Pilot Project - Reused with Permission of the American Planning Association; copyright 2011


  Co-occurring Resource Inventory Tool


 Conservation Easement Monitoring Tools

What is the Green Valley Institute?

The Green Valley Institute exists to help communities and citizens in The Last Green Valley sustain their environment and quality of life while growing their economies. We are a non-regulatory organization dedicated to:

  • Improving the knowledge base from which land use and natural resource decisions are made,
  • Building local capacity to protect and manage natural resources as our region grows.

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The GVI targets audiences who most influence land use in the Corridor, including private landowners, municipal boards and commissions, Corridor land trusts and local builders/contractors.

Our goal: to insure they have the information, knowledge and resources they need to make good land use decisions as they plan for the future.

Our vision: that one day, land use and natural resource-related decisions, at every level from the individual landowner to The Last Green Valley as a whole, will be made by informed individuals who have up-to-date information and the resources to follow through


The GVI was created through a formal partnership between the Quinebaug-Shetucket National Heritage Corridor and the University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Its programs are made possible through active involvement of the Corridor's Natural Resources and Agriculture (NRA) Committee.