Farmington Valley Biodiversity Project
The "Farmington Valley Biodiversity Project" (FVBP)
is an inter-municipal collaboration involving seven contiguous
towns located within the Farmington River Valley of Connecticut.
These towns include Avon, Canton, East Granby, Farmington,
Granby, Simsbury and Suffield. The primary objectives of the
- Collect and map comprehensive data on the biological resources
within the seven town area;
- Identify and map priority conservation areas for incorporation
within each town’s Plan of Conservation and Development
to help guide municipal planning and decision making regarding
land use; and,
- Promote awareness of the regions unique ecological communities,
the importance of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity,
and the role that various municipal commissions can take
towards the conservation of biodiversity.
The project is coordinated by Metropolitan Conservation
Alliance (a program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS/MCA)),
and the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA).
The official FVBP report was released to the local working
group in February 2007. Along with the official report, FRWA
is working on a set of implementation support documents that
have been designed to help land use officials and town citizens
understand the "toolbox" of available conservation
measures that will help protect our Valley's natural heriage.
The official report, along with inidividual maps and implemntation
docuements are available below.
As a follow -up to the release of the Biodiversity Study
Final Report, FRWA is working with towns to promote implementation
of land use practices that will protect the important natural
areas described in the final Biodiversity Report. Read more
about the FRWA Land Use Program.