and Restore Connecticut’s Soil Health
The Council coordinates a state-wide discussion of soil health initiatives in Connecticut through the Soil Health Committee to further advance the adoption of soil health best management practices on agricultural, forest and urban land.
As part of the CSWC Soil Health Committee's plan of action for Soil Health in CT, we are doing an inventory of existing soil health initiatives/programs to serve as a baseline for us to understand the gaps, see what's working, identify resources and partners. The link to the online survey can be found here: SOIL HEALTH ONLINE SURVEY FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
Healthy Soils are pivotal in meeting the State’s water quality and quantity goals, and the goals for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Council has led the approval of legislation that will move Connecticut forward in protecting our soil health, with an update to the Soil Conservation statute. Click on the title below to review the new legislation:
Connecticut recognizes the importance of protecting and restoring soil health in our state. Trough this Council's leadership, Soil Health was included in the CT General Statutes in 2021 through Public Act 21-88, which updates the Soil Conservation statute to include Soil Health. Further actions on soil health are being developed, for which the Council will seek to establish a Soil Health Program that will bring solutions to all landscapes, expanding and complementing the reach of federal programs for soil health, such as NRCS programs.