DEEP: Blue Plan Process webpage

The Blue Plan Process
The Blue Plan is being developed by a multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (BPAC), including representatives from water-dependent industry, universities, Non-governmental Organzations (NGOs), local governments, recreation and aquaculture interests and more. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Connecticut Sea Grant, and The Nature Conservancy are leading the various stakeholders in Blue Plan development and planning.
The BPAC holds quarterly meetings open to the public and has six Subcommittees and Work Teams that conduct Blue Plan work.  Support comes from existing staff resources of the DEEP, BPAC members, and through grants there is no special state funding.
The Blue Plan timeline concludes with the completion of a draft plan by March 1, 2019. The Blue Plan team has studied and adapted the planning process in other regions, began public meetings to share information, and started engaging experts and stakeholders.  The first iteration of the inventory of natural resources and human uses will be available in March 2018, in support of the evolution of the planning process:
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Take a look at what the Subcommittees and Work Teams have completed so far in the Blue Plan process, and please share your thoughts and experiences about the process.
Subcommittee and Work Team Documents:
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Share your concerns, interests, and input surrounding the Blue Plan on our Blue Plan Comment Form or email us at
Content Last Updated March 8, 2018