The Long Island Sound Study Stewardship Initiative is working to identify places along the coast with significant biological, scientific, or recreational value and develop a strategy to protect and enhance those special places. Development of the strategy is a commitment in the Long Island Sound 2003 Agreement.
The first phase of work, an inventory of the Sound’s valuable ecological and recreational resources, is nearing completion. The second phase will identify critical coastal areas that currently support these resources or have the capacity to do so in the future. The initiative will help identify priorities for land acquisition and protection, for increasing and improving public access, and for managing use conflicts around ecologically sensitive areas.
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