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Harvard Study: Connecticut Forests Rapidly Dwindling

Harvard Study: Connecticut Forests Rapidly Dwindling

Connecticut is losing about 3,700 acres of forest a year to development and New England as a whole is seeing its woodlands disappear at a rate of 65 acres a day, according to a new Harvard University research report released Tuesday.

As New England’s forests are vanishing, public funding for conservation of open space in the region plunged by 50 percent between 2008 and 2014, the researchers found.

“If we stay on the current path, we’ll lose another 1.2 million acres of open land by 2060,” said David Foster, director of the Harvard Forest research...

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