University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Project

Connecticut River Watershed Assistance

Farm, Road & Buildings

The Long Island Sound Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (LISW-RCPP) is a landscape-scale initiative that covers the geographic area of Long Island Sound (the Sound) and its watershed. It will coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive working lands program with a key focus on: 1) nutrient management and soil health, 2) protection of farmland and non-industrial forest land, and 3) working lands adaptation/ resiliency. The LISW-RCPP will better leverage all resources by connecting with the existing programs and catalyzing innovative watershed-scale public/private partnerships.

The Center's Pasture Team is the UVM lead in this multi-state project, and is focusing on the Upper Connecticut River Valley. Our approach is to provide a team (with expertise in agronomy, engineering, pasture management, cover cropping, manure management, livestock and vegetable production, soil health, farming in a changing climate, food safety, weed management, farm energy use, and farm viability) to work with individual farmers in the watershed.

Project Team

Funder:

USDA NRCS EQIP technical assistance funds

For more information:

Jenn Colby UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture(802) 656-0858

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