Conservation Services

American Kestrel on Connecticut Audubon Society sign

Connecticut Audubon Society provides mission-driven conservation services for public and private landowners.

Our staff scientists survey and assess habitats, and devise conservation plans based on the land’s resources and uses. We do so in a way that is efficient and cost-effective for the client, and which furthers our mission of protecting Connecticut’s birds and their habitats.

Our clients include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, National Audubon Society, DuPont Corporation, the Aspetuck Land Trust, and numerous town conservation and inland wetland committees.

Our staff’s expertise includes ornithology, herpetology, animal ecology, conservation biology, soil science, hydrology, wetlands management, and habitat restoration and management. We also have active working relationships with other conservation organizations, government agencies, scientists, and universities, and consult with them as needed.

For more information about our Conservation Services, please contact:

Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation, 203 259-6305 x 111 or mbull@ctaudubon.org.
Anthony Zemba, Director of Conservation Services, at 203-259-6305, ext. 114, or azemba@ctaudubon.org.

Our active projects now include developing an adaptive management and conservation strategy for the Aspetuck Land Trust’s Trout Brook Valley Preserve; planning and carrying out a major coastal habitat restoration project at Stratford Point.

We’ve written extensively about both projects. Click the links below to follow our progress and see photos.

 Stratford Point/DuPont Corp.

December 2011
Man-Made Dunes at Stratford Point Will Make an Ecologically Rich Area Richer

October 2011
Sacred Heart University and Connecticut Audubon Receive LI Sound Futures Fund Grant for Stratford Point

February 2012
Controlled Brush Fire Helps Restore Habitat at Stratford Point

March 2012
More controlled burn photos

May 2012
Planting 96 Trees at Stratford Point

May 22, 2012
Coastal Habitat Restoration at Stratford Point Continues

Trout Brook Valley/Aspetuck Land Trust

News Release: Aspetuck Land Trust Sets New Policies at Trout Brook Valley Preserve Following Study By Connecticut Audubon Society

Questions and Answers About the Trout Brook Valley Conservation Plan

From our blog…

July 2, 2012
Summer Campers Visit Trout Brook Valley

August 27, 2012
Fall migration begins at Trout Brook Valley

September 4, 2012
More Lepidoptera at Trout Brook Valley

September 24, 2012
Trout Brook Valley Hawk Walk 9/22

October 10, 2012
Tiger Spiketails at Trout Brook Valley

October 15, 2012
Trout Brook Valley Hawk Walk 10/13

October 23, 2012
Scarlet Tanager Eating Tiger Spiketail at Trout Brook Valley

For blog posts published from December 2011 through June 2012, click here.

An overview of recent projects carried out by the Science and Conservation office, as well as a list of clients, can be found here

 

 You can learn more about Connecticut Audubon Society’s
Conservation Services from our brochure. Download it here (PDF): 
 

 

 

 

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