• 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.

    Learn More

    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.
View Data »

Photo of the Month

Caumsett State Park Coastal Grassland restoration site during restoration (July 2013-photo NYSDEC) lowres

LISS's website has a new database that highlights habitat restoration and protection projects, including this grasslands restoration project.
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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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02.09.16

LISS Launches New Climate Change Website - The website is a resource for residents, educators, and municipal officials to learn more about climate change issues that can impact Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

Photo credit: NOAA

02.04.16

Long Island Alewife Monitoring Workshops 2016 - Learn about the river herring’s migration and take part in monitoring its spawning activity. Continue Reading

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01.29.16

Volunteer for the Sound January Newsletter - Read the January 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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01.27.16

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01.22.16

Habitat Restoration and Protection Database - Find out about a habitat project in your community at the new habitat restoration and protection database. Continue Reading

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12.21.15

Citizen Science Issue - The winter 2015-2016 issue of Sound Update focuses on citizen science projects around Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

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12.01.15

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

11.12.15

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects To Improve Health and Ecosystem of Long Island Sound - Federal and state environmental officials announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group (1st Quarter) -

When: February 16, 2016 @ 9:15 am – 2:30 pm
Where: University of Connecticut Avery Point campus, 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340, USA

Agenda

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Science and Technical Advisory Committee (1st Quarter) -

When: February 19, 2016 @ 9:15 am – 2:30 pm
Where: University of Connecticut Avery Point campus, 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340, USA

Draft Agenda

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Citizens Advisory Committee (1st Quarter) -

When: March 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Morrison and Foerster Law Firm, 250 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Amy Mandelbaum by Thursday, March 3, 2016 at acb328@cornell.edu. The meeting will be held on the 21st floor in room 21D.

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01.29.16

Volunteer for the Sound January Newsletter - Read the January 2016 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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12.21.15

Citizen Science Issue - The winter 2015-2016 issue of Sound Update focuses on citizen science projects around Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

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12.01.15

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

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10.28.15

Volunteer for the Sound October Newsletter - Read the October 2015 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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09.09.15

Volunteer for the Sound September Newsletter - Read the September 2015 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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08.18.15

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

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08.14.15

Volunteer for the Sound August Newsletter - Read the August 2015 issue of the Volunteer for the Sound newsletter. Continue Reading

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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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