In 1994, a management conference of federal, state, and local partners drafted a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to restore and protect Long Island Sound. No action plan, no matter how good, can remain static over time. To build upon the accomplishments of the past 20 years, the CCMP is being updated to respond to the changing needs of communities, incorporate scientific and technological advances, and address new environmental challenges.
The intent of the CCMP Update is to:
● Re-energize and broaden the current Management Conference around updated,
shared goals and cross-jurisdictional management;
● Set measurable ecosystem targets and management outcomes;
● Incorporate new areas such as sustainability, climate change resiliency, and
● Maintain an integrated ecosystem perspective;
● Expand public engagement and collaboration; and
● Use strong science, ecosystem service concepts, and environmental indicators to
adapt and refine management.
Read the LISS CCMP Update Draft, CCMP Update Draft Actions or read an eight-page summary. Go to the CCMP Update page on the Long Island Sound Study website to learn more and to find out how to comment on-line, through social media, or in person at meetings in September.