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Committees and Work Groups

Long Island Sound Study’s committees and work groups help to implement the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Long Island Sound. Together they represent the Long Island Sound Study Management Conference, a partnership of federal, state, interstate, and local agencies, universities, environmental groups, industry and the public. The Management Conference was convened in March 1988 following the Congressional designation of Long Island Sound as an Estuary of National Significance at the requests of Connecticut and New York.

Committees

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee has overall responsibility for LISS, including approval of goals and the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Learn More

Executive Steering committee

The Executive Steering Committee provides upper-level management engagement in the LISS process and provides direction to the Management Committee on LISS programs and budgets. Learn More

Management Committee

The Management Committee develops goals, approves work plan, and plans and oversees projects. Learn More

Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee communicates citizen concerns about the Sound and the Study to the management committee, provide advice on public education activities, and build a constituency to support the implementation of the Management Plan. Learn More

Science and Technical Advisory Committee

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee advises the Management Committee on science and technical aspects of LISS’s goals. Learn More

Work Groups

Five State/EPA TMDL Work Group

The Five State/EPA TMDL Work Group works together to develop fair and equitable allocations (both wasteload and load allocations) consistent with Clean Water Act and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). Learn More

Habitat Restoration Work Group

The Habitat Restoration Work Group responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing restoration of the twelve priority habitat types adopted by the Policy Committee in 1998. Learn More

Nonpoint Source Pollution and Watersheds Work Group

The Nonpoint Source Pollution and Watersheds Work Group focuses on activities that:have the potential to mitigate nonpoint source pollution (stormwater runoff) and support watershed management. Learn More

Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change Work Group

The Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change Work Group assists the Management Conference in designing and developing a dynamic climate change monitoring program for the ecosystems of the Long Island Sound and its coastal ecoregions. Learn More

Stewardship Work Group

The Stewardship Work Group identifies sites of significant biological, scientific, and recreational value throughout Long Island Sound, and is charged with developing a strategy for recognizing these sites and coordinating efforts to protect or enhance them. Learn More

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