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Long Island Sound Blue Plan Resource and Use Inventory
{Link to Long Island Sound Blue Plan Resource and Use Inventory document} The first draft of the Inventory of natural resources and human uses for the Long Island Sound Blue Plan was completed in March 2018.
The Resource and Use Inventory has been under development for over two years and contains 12 ecological and 13 human use chapters in its 294 pages.  The document provides information on the current state of the Sound’s natural resources and human uses, all based on existing data available to the Planning Team, and is the first step in drafting the Blue Plan for Long Island Sound.  Ultimately, the Inventory will be used as the basis for developing the Blue Plan to minimize future conflicts with these resources and uses.
The success of the Blue Plan depends on the involvement of the general public and all stakeholders to make sure the Plan reflects the knowledge, perspectives, and needs of everyone whose lives are touched by Long Island Sound. 
We encourage you to provide your insights, questions, additional information, and other input on this Inventory draft.  Map Books referenced in the Resource and Use Inventory can be found on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan Webinars and Map Books webpage.
Please send any comments:
  • via email to, or
  • through the Online Comment Form, or
  • via U.S mail to LIS Blue Plan/Inventory, DEEP WPLR, Land and Water Resources Division – Planning, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
A public hearing to gather input on the Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory has been scheduled for Tuesday May 8, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at DEEP Marine Headquarters, 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, in Conference Room Building 3 behind the main building.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.
Content Last Updated April 16, 2018