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Resource and Use Inventory

The Resource and Use Inventory for the Long Island Sound Blue Plan has been under development for over two years and contains 12 ecological and 13 human use chapters in its 294 pages. It provides information on the current state of the Sound’s natural resources and human uses, based on all existing data available to the Planning Team, and it is the first step of the Blue Plan development process. The Inventory was used as the basis for drafting the Blue Plan, which will work to minimize future conflicts between the Sound's resources and uses. The success of the Blue Plan depends on the involvement of the general public and all stakeholders to ensure the Plan reflects the knowledge, perspectives, and needs of everyone whose lives are touched by Long Island Sound.

Resource and Use Inventory Drafts
  • Version 1.1 from March 2018
    Public Hearing on the LIS Blue Plan Resource and Use Inventory – First Draft, May 8, 2018:
  • Version 1.2 This draft from April 2018 includes revisions resulting from informal public review of the Inventory but does not include revisions made in response to comments received at the May 8, 2018, public hearing.
  • Version 1.3 This draft from December 2018 includes revisions made in response to comments received during the public hearing and was included with the first draft of the Blue Plan, which was available for public review and comment between March 20, 2019, and June 21, 2019.
  • Version 1.4 This draft from September 2019 includes revisions made in response to comments received during the public review period and is included with the final draft of the Blue Plan being submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly's Environment Committee prior to the start of the legislative section on February 5, 2020.

Map Books referenced in the Resource and Use Inventory can be found on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan Webinars and Map Books webpage.

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Content Last Updated February 5, 2020