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April 15, 2024

Protecting and Restoring Riparian Areas – Rivers’ Natural Protection

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The Gateway Commission joined with the UConn Center for Land Use Education and the Rivers Alliance of CT to present a workshop on riparian (streamside) buffers at the CLCC 2024 Conference.

UConn CLEAR focused on the importance of riparian areas in protecting river ecology, their statewide status using high-resolution land cover data, and the health of the state’s small watersheds. Gateway showed how zoning regulations can help protect riparian buffers. The Rivers Alliance of CT offered an update on statewide legislative initiatives.

We thank the Connecticut Land Conservation Council for including this topic in its annual event. A PDF file of the riparian workshop session is available for download on their website.

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