Long Island Sound Publications

Volunteers planting a riparian buffer.

Native Plants for Riparian Corridors in CT guide available

“Native Plants for Riparian Corridors in Connecticut” lists native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, sedges, reeds and herbaceous plants that can grow and thrive in areas along the banks of rivers, streams and other bodies of water, along with their wildlife value.

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A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast

This 35-page guide lists native trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials 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, light and soil requirements as well as wildlife and pollinator value.

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Sound Facts: Fun Facts about Long Island Sound Second Edition

A fun and colorful, 80-page booklet about our favorite estuary, its biology, geology, chemical and physical parameters, and environmental concerns. This booklet is a compilation of features developed as a collaboration between Connecticut Sea Grant and The Day newspaper

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Niantic Beaches Living Ecosystem Project "Seaweeds of Niantic" pamphlet cover

Pamphlets teach about marine life of Niantic beaches

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation has published educational pamphlets to teach the public about the seaweeds, shells and plants on the town’s shorelines. The project was co-sponsored by the foundation and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department, with funding provided by Connecticut Sea Grant.

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Guide to decapods of Long Island Sound available

“Keys to the Larvae of Common Decapod Crustaceans in Long Island Sound,” a 48-page guide to the early life stages of lobsters, crabs and shrimp, was published in 2017 by Connecticut Sea Grant and Project Oceanology.

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Valuing the Coast: Economic Impacts of Connecticut’s Maritime Industry

Robert S. Pomeroy, Nataliya Plesha and Umi Muawanah. The goal of this study was to ascertain and document the significance of the maritime industry to Connecticut’s economy. The specific objective is to estimate the total economic impact of maritime industry sectors through the use of an economic model of the Connecticut economy. Publication number CTSG-13-06. […]

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Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound

This 38-page guide provides an overview of salt marsh habitats in the Long Island Sound region, and includes 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.

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LIS Invasive Species poster

Aquatic Invasive Species of Long Island Sound Poster

Nancy C. Balcom A colorful poster depicting invasive species, with information on when they were reported in LIS. Cost: $1 per poster plus postage and handling if mailed. Up to five copies free to K-12 teachers, but postage and handling charges will apply. To receive a copy, contact: Chauntenay Young.

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