Science-based information and advice can help guide good stewardship practices that protect our forests, fields, streams, and lakes.


MyWoodlot.com is a free, not-for-profit website that helps landowners care for and enjoy their woods. The site features how-to information on more than 150 land-based activities, a weekly blog with stewardship tips, and a landowner forum for asking questions or helping others.


Native Plants

The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College

Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery & Landscapes

Connecticut Native Tree & Shrub Availability List

Audubon’s Plants for Birds

     Interactive Native Plant Database

     Local Plant List 

     Local Plant and Bird List 

Enhancing Your Backyard for Wildlife Habitat

Native Beeology


Climate Change

Your Land and Climate Change


Riparian Buffers

Shoreline Alterations: Natural Buffers and Lakescaping


Organic Lawn Care

Bedford 2020 Organic Lawn Care

Leave Leaves Alone