Coastal Habitats

A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast

Juliana Barrett, Ph.D. This 22-page guide lists native trees, shrubs and vines that are appropriate for planting in Connecticut’s coastal zone. It includes a map of that ecoregion and characteristics of each species, such as tolerance to salt water and salt spray, with light and soil requirements. Download here in PDF. Publication Number CTSG-11-03

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A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast

Juliana Barrett, Ph.D. This 22-page guide lists native trees, shrubs and vines that are appropriate for planting in Connecticut’s coastal zone. It includes a map of that ecoregion and characteristics of each species, such as tolerance to salt water and salt spray, with light and soil requirements. Download PDF Publication Number CTSG-11-03

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A Planting Guide for Riparian Sites Along the Connecticut Coast

Juliana Barrett and Rachael Cleveland This 8-page pamphlet, published in 2009, describes some of Connecticut’s coastal habitats, the functions and values of riparian buffers, and how to plant a riparian buffer. Such buffers can minimize the impacts of polluted runoff on water quality and coastal habitats. Free print copies while quantities last. Please add $1.25 […]

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The Vegetation Mosaic of Ragged Rock Creek Brackish Tidal Marsh, Connecticut River, Old Saybrook CT

William H. Moorhead III, Cary Chadwick, Sandy Prisloe, Juliana Barrett and Nels Barrett This study used the detailed plots-based floristic descriptions of traditional phytosociology to inform scenes of high resolution imagery to characterize and map, in detail, the brackish tidal wetland plant communities of Ragged Rock Creek. An emphasis was placed on providing a baseline […]

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Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound

R. Scott Warren, Juliana Barrett, and Margaret Van Patten This 38-page guide provides an overview of salt marsh habitats in the Long Island Sound region, including 23 individual plant descriptions with color photos and line drawings. It has a centerfold depicting marsh habitats and the location of salt marsh plants within the marsh. Publication Number […]

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Guide to Understanding and Providing Public Access to Connecticut’s Coast

Nicole Vickey Connecticut’s coastline is one of the most densely populated in the nation, with about 3,235 people per square mile of shore. Yet 80% of the shoreline is privately owned. This pocket-sized, 18-page booklet is intended to serve as a guide for town planners and municipal officials. Topics include the public trust doctrine, the […]

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Clean Waters Fact Sheet Series

Various Authors Clean waters begin in YOUR home and yard. This series of 11 fact sheets compiled explain what to do about household cleaners, native landscaping, water conservation, pet waster, responsible boating, etc. Intended to accompany an educational presentation by the same name by Heather Crawford and the NEMO team, for the Northeastern United States […]

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Research in New England Marsh-Estuarine Ecosystems

R.A. Orson, R.S. Warren, W.A. Niering, and M. Van Patten Tidally influenced wetlands and marshes are complex and valuable components of the coastal and estuarine environments, yet we lack baseline knowledge for conservation, restoration, and management decisions. This volume contains discussions from a 1997 Connecticut College workshop attempting to assess the status of marsh-estuarine systems […]

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