• An Estuary of
    National Significance

    Improving Long Island Sound’s water quality helps
    sustain one of the region’s most beautiful resources.

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    Eelgrass off Fishers Island, courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
  • Maintaining
    Healthy Habitats

    The Sounds habitats are home to more
    than 1,200 species of invertebrates,
    170 species of fish, and dozens of
    species of migratory birds.

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    A least tern eats a mummichog at Sandy Point in New Haven. Photo by Patrick Comins
  • Protecting Watersheds

    The Long Island Sound Futures Fund helps fund watershed groups to protect
    habitats and improve water quality in tributaries of Long Island Sound.

    Learn More

    An early fall view of the Eightmile River, a tributary of the Connecticut River, in Lyme, CT. Photo by Jack Silky.
  • Conserving
    Natural Areas

    The goals of the Long Island Sound
    Stewardship Initiative are to conserve
    natural areas, increase access to the
    Sound, and plan for multiple uses.

    Learn More

    Hiking at Pleasant Valley Preserve. Photo by Jerry and Marcy Monkman

Stewardship Atlas

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Explore the 33 Stewardship Areas along the coast of  Long Island Sound.
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The Data

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LISS’s environmental indicators track measures that show the health of Long Island Sound.
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Photo of the Month

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Jake LaBelle of the Wildlife Conservation Society monitors for glass eels at the base of the 182nd St Dam.
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Make a Difference

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You can volunteer to help restore and protect the Sound.
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News Room

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06.16.15

Tidal Wetlands Loss Workshop Issue - The spring 2015 issue of Sound Update focuses on the topics that were discussed at the 2014 Long Island Sound Tidal Wetlands Loss Workshop. Continue Reading

06.04.15

2015 Work Plan - LISS's new work plan for the upcoming fiscal year is now available. Continue Reading

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06.01.15

Sound Bytes Spring 2015 - Read the Spring 2015 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2015 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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04.21.15

NY Sea Grant Seeks Teachers to Become Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers - NY Sea Grant seeks teachers to become Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers for the October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016 time period. Continue Reading

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04.01.15

Ted Kennedy Jr. to Speak at Citizens Summit - The newly elected state senator will be the keynote speaker at the 24th annual conference. Continue Reading

04.01.15

Sea Grant Programs and US EPA Long Island Sound Study Award $843,424 for Long Island Sound Research - The researchers will examine nutrient cycling and the impacts of nitrogen pollution on water quality in Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

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03.19.15

2015 Futures Fund Grant Program Announced - NFWF has announced that the Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. Continue Reading

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03.04.15

Long Island Sound Citizens Summit - This year's conference on April 10 focuses on nitrogen pollution, and its impact on water quality and the economy. Continue Reading

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Water Quality Monitoring Workshop -

When: July 14, 2015 – July 15, 2015 all-day
Where: University of Connecticut: Avery Point Campus, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340, USA

The Long Island Sound Study is sponsoring a water quality workshop intended to address the following concerns: What are the next steps for the Long Island Sound water quality monitoring program? How can we improve[...]

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Management Committee Summer Mtg. -

When: July 16, 2015 all-day

Agenda will be posted soon.

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06.16.15

Tidal Wetlands Loss Workshop Issue - The spring 2015 issue of Sound Update focuses on the topics that were discussed at the 2014 Long Island Sound Tidal Wetlands Loss Workshop. Continue Reading

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06.01.15

Sound Bytes Spring 2015 - Read the Spring 2015 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Spring 2015 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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02.26.15

Sound Bytes Winter 2015 - Read the Winter 2015 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2015 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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12.22.14

Sound Bytes Winter 2014 - Read the Winter 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Winter 2014 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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11.06.14

Sound Bytes Fall 2014 - Read the Fall 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Download the Fall 2014 issue as a PDF here. Continue Reading

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09.30.14

Making a Difference Issue - The fall 2014 issue of Sound Update focuses on individuals that share a common goal of giving back to their communities and making a difference to protect and restore the Sound. Continue Reading

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07.29.14

Sound Bytes Summer 2014 - Read the Summer 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Continue Reading

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04.11.14

Sound Bytes Spring 2014 - Read the Spring 2014 issue of Sound Bytes. Continue Reading

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The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) is a cooperative effort involving researchers, regulators, user groups and other concerned organizations and individuals. These people are working together to protect and improve the health of the Sound. Learn more

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