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 […]

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 […]

Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound

WINNER of 2010 APEX AWARD of EXCELLENCE 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, and includes 23 individual plant descriptions with color photos and line drawings. It has a centerfold depicting marsh habitats and the location of […]

Long Island Sound Educational Resources CD-Rom

This CD is intended for K-12 teachers and educators only. It contains several educational resources for the classroom: a Long Island Sound Image Library, Living Treasures of Long Island Sound, and Sound Facts: fun facts about Long Island Sound. Free to teachers but shipping charges apply. Contact Michelle MarcAurele or download order form. This project was […]

Seaweeds of Long Island Sound- New Second Edition

WINNER of APEX AWARD of EXCELLENCE Peg Van Patten 104 page, 4-color, lavishly illlustrated guide to the seaweeds of Long Island Sound. Topics include species identification and when, where, and how to collect and preserve specimens. Many habitat views and microscopic images are included with pages for individual species. 162 photographs. Funded by an education […]

Grateloupia turuturu, a Red Alga Invading Long Island Sound

Nancy C. Balcom 1-page 2-sided illustrated fact sheet. A red seaweed from Japan has appeared in Long Island Sound. This fact sheet describes what it looks like, why it is a problem, and what to do about reporting sightings of it. Illustrated. Free. Download here. $1.50 for postage and handling, free for pick up.  

LIS Lobster Health News

New York Sea Grant and Connecticut Sea Grant A user-friendly summary of the latest research results of the Long Island Sound Lobster Mortality Research Initiative. Topics covered include Pathogens, Pesticides, Environmental Factors, etc. Nancy Balcom and Antoinette Clemetson, eds. Illustrated, 10 pages. Download PDF Free while supplies last!

A Guide to the Larval and Juvenile Stages of Common Long Island Sound Ascidians and Bryozoans

Stephan G. Bullard and Robert B. Whitlatch What is that thing? This beautifully illustrated guide will help you identify the early life stages of both ascidians and bryozoans in Long Island Sound. Splash-resistant laminated pages with coil binding make it perfect for use in the field, in laboratories, or in the classroom. Includes keys, line […]

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 […]

Visual Guide to Long Island Sound Marine Invasive Species

Tessa Getchis and Nancy C. Balcom A set of 18 field cards in full color, printed on heavy waterproof paper and hung on a key ring. Includes some native species for comparison. Cost: $5.00 per set plus $1.50 for postage and handling if mailed. To receive a copy, contact: Michelle MarcAurele.