The Science and Conservation Office – Our Work

Habitat Management

Connecticut Audubon Society manages and protects 20 sanctuaries, covering 3,300 acres of wildlife habitat throughout Connecticut. These include significant upland forest habitat, wetlands of international importance, some of the state’s largest tracts of managed grassland habitat, as well as critical breeding, wintering and staging areas for shorebirds along the Long Island Sound.

Sanctuaries are managed to improve habitat for specific conservation priority species and wildlife in general using data-driven adaptive management strategies and long-term monitoring and assessment tools. More detailed information on each sanctuary can be found in the sanctuaries section of this website. A critical component of the Society’s core mission is to promote and enact conservation programs throughout the State. The expertise of our Science and Conservation office is employed to design, implement and oversee habitat management projects for conservation partners statewide. The following are a few examples of recent projects that helped improve wildlife habitat on properties managed by other entities:

USACE Colebrook woodland

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages over 2,700 acres of wildlife habitat in their Naugatuck River Valley flood control projects

Click here to see a complete project overview from the Science and Conservation office.

 Photo of woodland at USACE Colebrook River Lake © Twan Leenders

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