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Connecticut’s forests provide wildlife habitat, and recreation for thousands of Connecticut residents every year. But what are they really worth? An annual forum at the University of Connecticut brings together ecologists, educators, and conservationists to discuss Connecticut’s shrinking and increasingly fragmented forests. Today, on Where We Live, we'll look at how society places value on all of the things forests give us: carbon storage, diverse ecosystems, timber products, and serenity.
We'd like you to join the conversation: How do local forests fit into the state’s economy and what are we really losing when we lose forest land? What problems do forests face and what is the best way to support them? We’ll also talk about urban forestry and how one Yale group uses trees to build community.
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