State wildlife plan available for public comment

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HARTFORD — Connecticut’s 2015 draft Wildlife Action Plan, which outlines future wildlife conservation efforts in the state, is available for public review.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will accept comment on the document through Aug. 21.

The plan sets priorities for the next 10 years, outlining the actions agencies, conservation organizations, towns, landowners and others can take to protect habitats and address the needs of fish and wildlife.

Rick Jacobson, director of DEEP’s wildlife division, called the plan a vision for the future of fish and wildlife conservation in Connecticut, “to keep common species common.”

DEEP already received input from members of the public and various organizations who attended workshops and presentations over the past year.

The draft can be found here.