DEEP: DEEP Announces Naugatuck State Forest Programs

September 13, 2013

DEEP Announces Naugatuck State Forest Programs

Forest Management and Logging at Kellogg Environmental Center
Forest Management Hike in Naugatuck State Forest
The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Kellogg Environmental Center will host two  events-- Forest Management and Logging Program and a Hike about forest management in Naugatuck Forest.

Forest Management and Logging Program
7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 17
Kellogg Environmental Center
500 Hawthorne Avenue
$5.00 donation
Do you have questions about the logging you see in area forests? Questions you would like to ask about forest invasive species threats such as the emerald ash borer and disease outbreaks? Curious how foresters juggle timber harvesting, prescribed burns and fire suppression, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, and recreation? 
Join us for a presentation by Connecticut DEEP Forester Jerry Milne and learn about sustainable forest management practices in Naugatuck State Forest and what the challenges and threats are to forest health.  Light refreshments will be served.
Hike in Naugatuck State Forest
9:00 – 10:30 am, Saturday, September 21
During the hike (rain or shine) Connecticut DEEP Forestor Jerry Milne will lead a hike in Naugatuck State Forest in Naugatuck and will point out areas of prior forest management activities such as timber harvests, firewood cutting, prescribed burns, exotic invasive plant control, research plots, and whatever else we discover.  To register for the hike, receive directions, and for more information, contact Dennis Kocyla at (203) 736-7182 or
Background on Jerry Milne
Under Jerry’s direct management are: Naugatuck State Forest, Pootatuck State Forest, Paugussett State Forest, Mattatuck State Forest, People’s State Forest, American Legion State Forest, and Centennial Watershed State Forest.
Jerry Milne has worked at DEEP since 1981 and presently supervises two other foresters in the management of 75,000 acres of Western Connecticut state lands. Jerry is a member of the Society of American Foresters, has a B.S. in Forestry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and he was the Plymouth Inland Wetlands Commission Chair for nine years.
The Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT. A donation of $5.00 is requested for the program.   The hike is free.
For further information, directions, or to register, phone the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or contact Dennis Kocyla at (203) 734-9325 or