DEEP: Wildlife
Wildlife
Habitat
 American Woodcock Habitat Use and Survival
  The DEEP currently creates and maintains young forest habitat for woodcock. DEEP biologists are studying woodcock habitat use and survival rates in different habitat conditions to better understand the needs of this declining species.
 Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forest Habitats for Wildlife: A Guide for the Northeast
 NEC and YFI Newsletter Archive
  An archive of all past New England Cottontail Project newsletters and Young Forest Initiative newsletters.
 New England Cottontail Restoration
  Since 2009, state, federal, and non-government organizations have been working together to save Connecticut’s only native rabbit, the New England cottontail. Conservation efforts include a captive breeding program, research and monitoring, landowner outreach, and creating habitat on state and private lands.
 Regional Conservation Partnership Program with CT DEEP
  This cooperative program for private landowners will increase the quantity and quality of young forest habitat for wildlife.
 Shrubland Bird Monitoring
  Many species of shrubland-dependent bird songbirds are declining in Connecticut. DEEP staff and volunteers have conducted surveys on state lands with shrubland habitat to monitor songbird populations.
 Young Forest Habitat Initiative
  A summary of Connecticut's Young Forest Habitat Initiative, focusing on the many benefits of young forest and shrubland habitats.