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Vernon Conservation Commission helpful links

Helpful Links

This page contains links to local, state and federal environmental agencies and programs, non-profit environmental organizations, resource mapping services, and natural resources information. This information can be used by residents and municipal representatives in learning about and addressing natural resource issues.


Vernon Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes and Agendas


Lake and Watershed Organizations and Information

Connecticut Federation of Lakes

Friends of Bolton Lakes

Hockanum River Watershed Association

Tankerhoosen River Watershed Management Plan

Tankerhoosen River Rapid Bioassessment by Volunteers, Final Report, 2009-2011


Invasive Species Management Programs

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Invasive Aquatic Plant Program (CAES IAPP)

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group


Blue-green Algae (cyanobacteria) Guidance in Vermont and Massachusetts

Vermont Guidance:

Cyanobacteria (Blue-green Algae) Guidance for Vermont Communities

Recognizing Blue Green Algae in Lake Champlain

Massachusetts Guidance:

Mass. Dept. of Public Health Guidelines for Cyanobacteria in Freshwater Recreational Water Bodies

Harmful Algae Blooms in Fresh Water Bodies

Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) - Programs and information for residents and consumers

CT DEEP Main Page

CT DEEP Bureau of Outdoor Recreation - boating, fishing, hunting, State forests and parks

CT DEEP Bureau Natural Resources - Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife

CT DEEP Household Hazardous Waste Collection


Resource Mapping Services

CT DEEP Maps and GIS Data

CT DEEP Endangered Species Mapping (Natural Diversity Data Base - NDDB) - downloadable .pdfs.

CT DEEP Aquifer Protection Area Mapping - downloadable .pdfs.

UCONN Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)

Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (ECO) Online Map Viewer

Vernon downloadable ECO .pdf maps


Civic Organizations and Information

Friends of Valley Falls

Vernon Greenway Volunteers

The Tankerhoosen Newsletter


Environmental Organizations

Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions (CACIWC)

Connecticut Farmland Trust

Connecticut Forest and Parks Association (CFPA)

Connecticut Land Conservation Council

Northern Connecticut Land Trust

The Nature Conservancy


Environmental Planning Agencies - State/Regional

Tolland County Agricultural Center (TAC)

North Central Conservation District

UCONN Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)

Connecticut Low Impact Development (LID) Inventory (via CLEAR website) - LID atlas, interactive mapping

North Central District Health Department, Enfield


Environmental Planning Agencies - Federal

Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Tolland Office