Now these partners, under the Long Island Sound Study, developed a revised Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan in 2015 to move forward to achieve more ambitious ecosystem targets through 2035.
To fulfill the vision of a restored and protected Long Island Sound the partner agencies of the Long Island Sound Study in 2015 revised its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The plan includes specific, tactical actions (Implementation Actions) to measurably carry out the plan in five year periods. The first Implementation Action period was for 2015–2019. In 2020, the plan was updated to include Implementation Actions for the 2020-2024 period. The Plan seeks to achieve four primary goals under four themes:
Improve water quality by reducing contaminant and nutrient loads from the land and the waters impacting Long Island Sound. Learn more about waters and watersheds »
Restore and protect the Sound’s ecological balance in a healthy, productive, and resilient state to benefit both people and the natural environment. Learn more about habitats and wildlife »
Support vibrant, informed, and engaged communities that use, appreciate, and help protect Long Island Sound. Learn more about communities »
Manage Long Island Sound using sound science and cross-jurisdictional governance that is inclusive, adaptive, innovative, and accountable. Learn more about science and management »
The following ambitious, but achievable, ecosystem targets have been developed to drive progress toward attaining the goals of the Management Plans, Clean Waters and Healthy Watersheds, Thriving Habitats and Abundant Wildlife, and Sustainable and Resilient Communities themes:
To fulfill the vision of a restored and protected Long Island Sound the partner agencies of the Long Island Sound Study in 2015 revised its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Download the 2015 Management Plan
Implementation Actions (IAs), which help fulfill the outcomes and goals of the CCMP, have been updated for the 2020-2024 planning cycle. Download in the Media Center.
The public summary provides a concise summary of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Download Public Summary
The spring 2023 issue of Sound Update focuses on Long Island Sound Study’s activities in 2022. Various clean water, habitat restoration, education, and science projects from Connecticut and New York are highlighted. Download in the Media Center.
The EPA National Estuary Program Work Plan highlights current and planned Management Plan activities. It is available as a PDF Download in the Media Center.
Read the 1994 CCMP and the updates to the CCMP that were adopted prior to the completion of the 2015 CCMP.