Southwest Conservation District
Northern Research Station
51 Mill Pond Rd
Hamden, CT 06514
Click images or title underneath to view the .pdfs online, the files can also be downloaded to your computer once clicked on. Adobe reader or another .pdf viewer is required for the majority of files.
Print copies of some publications are available through the Southwest Conservation District. Contact us.
Septic Care & Maintenance for the Homeowner
Become a Connecticut Horse Farm of Environmental Distinction
Stormwater Basins: Detention plus Environmental Benefits
Detention Basin Maintenance
Backyard Stream Buffers
Stream and Pond Buffers in Urban Landscapes
Pond Management Information
Enhancing Your Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
Plantwise Invasive Plants Brochure
A. Earth Resource Extraction Model Regulations
B. ERE Regulation Demonstration Project
NEMO Rain Garden Brochure
Alternatives for Invasive Ornamental Plant Species Brochure
Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) Brochure
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
NACD's The Resource
EQIP for Equine Brochure
2016 BMPs for Horse Keeping
Phase II Required Control Measures
2006 List of CT Waterbodies Not Meeting Water Quality Standards
Federal Clean Water Act Section 303(d) requires the maintenance of this impaired waters list.
CT Watershed Maps
View the major drainage basins of CT.
NEMO Fact Sheets
NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) offers extensive nonpoint resources.
These fact sheets are targeted at local land use commission members, and the public at large. All are 2-6 pages in length.
CTDEP Long Island Sound Resource Center
Long Island Sound Study
Save the Sound
Dedicated to the restoration, protection, and appreciation of Long Island Sound and its watershed through advocacy, education and research.
Preserving Long Island Sound.
Protecting Long Island Sound through education.
Norwalk River Watershed
Working and partnering to improve the water quality and quality of life in the Norwalk, Silvermine, and Comstock watersheds.
Harbor Watch / River Watch
A water quality monitoring effort that is actively engaged in the scientific monitoring of local estuaries and watersheds in lower Fairfield County.
Earthplace lies geographically within the ecologically important Long Island Sound (LIS) watershed.
Stormwater Phase II is a part of the NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) process administered by EPA. The Stormwater Phase II Rule seeks to reduce or eliminate pollutants from entering surface waters from any Municipal Separate Stormwater Systems ("MS4s"). The Phase II Rule addresses MS4’s and urbanized areas less than 100,000 in population and construction sites between 1 and 5 acres.
Minimum Control Measures (links to EPA Stormwater Phase II Final Rule Fact Sheet Series)
Public Education and Outreach*
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination*
Post Construction Runoff Control*
Construction Site Runoff Control*
Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping*
2004 Connecticut Stormwater Quality Manual
*Adobe Reader required
In addition to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funding for Emergency Watershed Protection Program-Floodplain Easement (EWP-FPE) to help prevent damages from significant storm events in Connecticut and other states affected by Hurricane Sandy. This program has a short time frame as applications for EWP-FPE will be accepted from July 8-September 2, 2013.
Click HERE for more information.