Draft maps and definitions of the Ecologically Significant Areas (ESAs) and Significant Human Use Areas (SHUAs)

by / Wednesday, 30 January 2019 / Published in Club

The draft maps and definitions of the Ecologically Significant Areas (ESAs) and Significant Human Use Areas (SHUAs) developed for the Blue Plan are now available for public review and comment.

Protecting the natural resources and human uses in Long Island Sound is a primary goal of the Blue Plan. The identification of these critical elements and their spatial locations is a necessary step for enabling the Blue Plan and its policies to meet that protection goal.  Please visit the Blue Plan Significant Areas webpage at www.ct.gov/deep/lisblueplansignificantareas which contains a link to the draft maps and definitions as well as some background information. You can also reach the significant areas webpage from a link at the top of the Blue Plan main website: www.ct.gov/deep/lisblueplan.

Please note that these are draft maps and definitions, and we are soliciting comments and input from Long Island Sound stakeholders to improve these important materials.

We encourage you to provide feedback by participating in the Public Hearing scheduled for Thursday January 31, 2019 at the Clinton Town Hall Green Room, 54 East Main Street, Clinton at 6:30 pm.

You can also provide comments and feedback on the draft Blue Plan ESAs and SHUAs by emailing us at DEEP.BluePlanLIS@ct.gov or by mailing your comments to:

LIS Blue Plan
Land and Water Resources Division – Planning
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Thank you for your continued support of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.