CT coastal residents are looking to prepare their properties for sea level rise and weather extremes. Connecticut Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett and Judy Preston talk to Yale Climate Connections about how your yard can be part of the solution.
Several special events are planned for Earth Day (April 22) at UConn Avery Point campus, including the “Reading the Wrack Lines” audiovisual artwork exhibit projected on campus buildings and an original puppet show.
In a new episode of the “Connecting Connecticut” podcast, Juliana Barrett and Bruce Hyde discuss what UConn Extension is doing to craft a more resilient Connecticut in the face of a changing climate, more severe and frequent storms, and scarce resources.
While the pandemic curtailed many favorite activities, recreational shellfishing remained popular and even surged in many shoreline towns last year. Stories of strong interest in shellfishing along with pandemic challenges were heard at the Feb. 13 Annual Meeting of Shellfish Commissions.
Connecticut Sea Grant is joining with the Avalonia Land Conservancy and UConn CLEAR in presenting, “Finding the Right Tree for the Right Time,” a series of four talks about planning and planting for a resilient coastal forest in southeastern Connecticut.
Eight research projects that will examine various facets of the water chemistry and habitat quality of Long Island Sound and potentially yield more effective management decisions have been awarded more than $2.8 million in federal funding through the Long Island Sound Study Research Grant Program.
The two-year project at Dodge Paddock Beal Preserve in Stonington Borough is the subject of an article published in the December 2020 issue of the Journal of Extension, titled, “Moving with the Marsh: Encouraging Property Owner Adaptation to Marsh Migration.”
Battered by coastal storms and infestations of wooly adelgids, gypsy moth, winter moth and emerald ash borer, sections of the 200-acre Hoffman Evergreen Preserve will now serve as a living lab and demonstration site for how land managers can help forests adapt to climate change.
Retreat isn’t defeat. It’s deliberately stepping back to make a better future. “Retreat is very difficult, but it’s going to happen. Wouldn’t it be better to have a managed process?” asked A.R. Siders, keynote speaker at the “Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change” workshop.
The Climate Adaptation Academy is offering a free webinar, “Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change,” with a keynote address by national expert A.R. Siders and discussion and examples of the legal, social and practical questions raised when considering retreat from vulnerable coastal areas.