Connecting core forests requires taking in the big picture…
The Housatonic watershed is the keystone of a vast wildlife corridor, bounded by the Hudson River on the West, the Connecticut River on the East, and Long Island Sound to the south. This places critical importance on our region that impacts the entire northeastern U.S. HVA will be working with regional organizations who, like us, focus on large scale conservation partnerships.
And it requires looking at the small picture too.
Conserving land is a highly-local activity. Every town, every landowner, every parcel has its own unique characteristics, advantages and challenges. Local land trusts, conservation organizations, and even local government boards and commissions are crucial.
HVA uses the most current data available to target the most sensitive and most threatened lands and build local coalitions to preserve them, whenever possible.
It’s not a fast or inexpensive process, but little by little we have already conserved thousands of acres and set our sights on many more.