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Greenprint featured in Danbury News Times article about Regional Conservation Partnerships and Large-scale Habitat Conservation Effort

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Greenprint featured in Danbury News Times Article


"The Harvard Forest report cites both the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative — organized by the Housatonic Valley Association — and the Fairfield County Regional Conservation Partnership and its Hudson to Housatonic Conservation Initiative as models of this kind of collaborative work.

Tim Abbott, director the Greenprint Collaborative, said its goal of preserving about 75,000 acres of open space could be done at the rate of about 5,000 acres a year. But that would involve a steady supply of funding and lots of cooperation between land trusts, towns and the state and the federal governments.

But Abbott said people are beginning to understand the most important parcels may be the small one that connects large one.

“Not all parcels are created equal,” he said."

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