Resources for Forestry Owners

A good first stop for woodland owners seeking management advice is their CT-DEEP Division of Forestry Service Forester: 

The Connecticut DEEP Division of Forestry

Service Forestry Program for Forest Landowners

CT-DEEP Service Forestry Program web page

Advice and technical assistance for Connecticut forest landowners about:

  • Forest Stewardship Planning
  • Wildlife Habitat Enhancement
  • Forest Products Marketing
  • Christmas Tree Management
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Forest Health, Insect and Disease Management
  • Forest Recreation and Aesthetic Enhancement
  • Forest Land Conservation and Protection Options
  • Federal Incentive and Cost-Share Programs and Opportunities
  • Public Act- 490 Forest Land Classification and Taxation


Eastern Connecticut

Frank Cervo
James L. Goodwin State Forest
23 Potter Road
Hampton, CT 06247
860-455-0699 (office)
860-930-5037 (cell)

Central Connecticut

Andrea Urbano
Eastern District Headquarters
209 Hebron Road
Marlborough, CT 06447
860-424-3594 (office)
860-422-3034 (cell)

Western Connecticut

Dave Beers
Western District Headquarters
230 Plymouth Road
Harwinton, CT 06791
860-424-3382 (office)
860-965-8975 (cell)

Program Administrative Office

Doug Emmerthal
CT-DEEP Forestry
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-424-3635 (voice)
860-424-4070 (fax)


Technical and financial assistance for forest management planning and forest conservation practices is available to woodland owners through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP):
 Link to NRCS EQIP Program information

UConn Extension Forestry partners with the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) on several educational programs for woodland owners.
CFPA generously maintains a listing of reference links to online woodland management informational resources:

CT Forestry Services Directory

Forest Resources

Resources for Woodland Managers