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Natural Resource Inventory - Meriden, Connecticut

Most traprock ridges have a similar profile – steep cliff on the western edge and a gradual slope to the east.2 Where the western slope is too steep to support vegetation, the cliff wall protrudes as a colorful red-orange mass. These west-facing slopes are the most distinctive feature of the traprock ridge and

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Connecticut General Statutes 8-1aa – Ridgeline protection ...

Connecticut General Statutes 8-1aa – Ridgeline protection: Definitions. Current as of: 2020 | Check for updates | Other versions. As used in § 8-2: (1) "Traprock ridge" means Beacon Hill, Saltonstall Mountain, Totoket Mountain, Pistapaug Mountain, Fowler Mountain, Beseck Mountain, Higby Mountain, Chauncey Peak, Lamentation Mountain ...

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Journal of the Senate 01/29/2019

YORK HILL AS PROTECTED TRAPROCK RIDGES', to protect Rocky Top and York Hill in Hamden as traprock ridges for purposes of preservation. APPROPRIATIONS Proposed S.B. No. 718 SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING CERTAIN FUNDING FOR THE XL CENTER AND THE CITY OF HARTFORD AND INCREASING

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Bulletin No. 41: Trap Rock Ridges of Connecticut: Natural ...

new awareness of the intrinsic values of trap rock ridges has arisen. This awareness has produced a legislative act that affords some protection to the ridges. Some of the com-munities where trap rock ridges are located have taken steps to ensure the protection of these special areas. These steps include such measures as land acquisition or amend -

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Hip and Ridge Shingle - GAF - Roof Shingles - Roofing ...

The top-selling product within GAF Roof Shingles is the GAF Timbertex Royal Slate Double-Layer Hip and Ridge Cap Roofing Shingles (20 lin. ft. per Bundle) (30-pieces). What are some popular features for GAF Roof Shingles? Some popular features for GAF Roof Shingles are stainguard protection and waterproof. Can GAF Roof Shingles be returned?

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Box 634 Simsbury,CT 06070

traprock ridge habitat. As noted, traprock ridges consist of hard, gray-green basalt rock created as volcanic extrusions along geologic fault lines.This fault line can be most easily seen at the Cathles prop-erty, where a steep ravine separates the very old metamorphic bedrock of West Mountain from the much newer igneous rock of

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Affiliate of the Week: Connecticut Forest & Park ...

It crosses traprock ridges, valleys, open waters, streams, and wetlands that together create habitats for a rich diversity of habitats and species. Because the NET is home to a concentration of state-listed or globally rare species, the trail system and its environs are considered by the National Park Service to be a "hotspot in the ...

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A Traprock Ridge Specialty – Beyond Your Back Door

To protect this butterfly and the other plants it feeds on, it is important to both control Garlic Mustard and preserve traprock ridge habitats. Falcate Orangetip butterflies will occasionally lay their eggs on Garlic Mustard, but the plant is toxic to larvae and will kill them.

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Menunkatuck Audubon Society: Of Garters and Ribbons

The eastern ribbon snake is active from April to October after having hibernated among trap rock ridges, the gravel of railroad beds, or in other sheltered upland areas near its preferred wetland habitat. It grows up to 36 inches in length, averaging about 26 inches. (Females tend to be larger than males.) The ribbon snake does not lay ...

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LAND TRUST

traprock ridges to photographic slide shows of interesting subjects and places. These programs are open to the public and free of charge, and are generally hosted on Sunday afternoons in the Simsbury ... protect the farm from future development, but making Hall Farm a

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The Land and People of Cornwall, Connecticut

better understand, appreciate, enjoy and protect the natural resources of our town. Cornwall has maintained its rural nature for many years, but towns must be careful not to take natural resources and ... sedimentary rock and igneous traprock ridges. 4 of erosion, combined with occasional new uplifts, have

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Bartlett Land Preserve Acquisition 'Protects, Preserves ...

Bartlett Land Preserve Acquisition 'Protects, Preserves' Site - Guilford, CT - The site, part of a traprock ridge at the northern reaches of Totoket Mountain, is surrounded by over 400 acres of ...

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A Farm Park Along The Spine Of Central ... - Hartford Courant

For veteran explorers of the traprock ridge, the park is another gem to add to the list. Take Interstate 91 south to exit 12. Travel Route 5 south and take a left on Route 22.

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In the Region/Connecticut; Towns Implementing Ridge ...

Seventeen towns, in symbolic move, have agreed to cooperate in preservation of Trap Rock Ridges, 44 mountains that pass through 30 communities in central Connecticut; most of ridges…

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The Traprock Wilderness Recovery Strategy For Central ...

However, the traprock ridge, "green and forested strips of wild land that bisect the heavily-developed Central Valley" (Bell, 1985), is an obvious candidate for wilderness recovery in the area. Large semi-contiguous tracts along the ridge currently exist in Meriden, Southington, Berlin, New Britain, and Plainville.

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˘ˇ ˆ - Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Recommendations for conservation and preservation of traprock ridges as defined in Section 8-1 aa. Recommend programs for the implementation of the Plan. A schedule of capital improvements. A plan for open space acquisition and greenway protection and development. Other recommendations, which in the Commission 's judgment are

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Association Detail Report: CEGL006002

Type Concept: This traprock ridge open woodland is known from mountainous sites in New England, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and may occur in southeastern New York. The vegetation occurs primarily on exposed outcrops of basaltic rock in the Connecticut Valley of New England and the Piedmont physiographic province in New Jersey.

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Plainville's Nike Missile Site - Courant Community

Across the rusted tracks of a railroad spur along Route 372 and after a 2-mile rollercoaster journey along the undulating traprock ridges …

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SECTION SEVEN RIDGELINE ZONING 7-01 PURPOSE

TRAPROCK RIDGE - means Short Mountain, Ragged Hill and the portion of West Peak which extends into Southington. 7-05 DELINEATION OF REGULATED AREA The ridgeline setback area is depicted on the Town of Southington, Connecticut Zoning Map and is referred to as the "Ridgeline Overlay District". The Ridgeline Overlay District generally

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traprock - English definition, grammar, pronunciation ...

While the traprock cliffs remain the most obvious evidence of the prehistoric geologic processes of the Metacomet Ridge, the sedimentary rock of the ridge and surrounding terrain has produced equally significant evidence of prehistoric life in the form of Triassic and …

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8.0 NATURAL ENVIRONMENT - Middletown, CT

A unique subset of ridgeline protection should address "Traprock Ridges." Rising from 300 to 900 feet above the ground, the Traprock Ridges run north from Long Island Sound to the New Hampshire border. The ridges, which were formed by an ancient volcanic lava flow, have dramatic, precipitous cliffs to the west and soft gradual slopes to the ...

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Ridgeline Protection; Overlay District Regulations

The purpose of this section is to protect Traprock Ridges in order to preserve their unique environmental attributes, their groundwater recharge function, and the visual and historic assets of these distinctive ridgeline areas. 2. Definitions For the purpose of applying the provisions of this section, the terms below shall be defined ...

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Metacomet Ridge Open Space Preserved (CT) | The Trust for ...

I am also pleased by all of the support from landowners, residents, and the Town Council for open space protection in Wallingford." Wallingford is one of 17 towns that have signed the Metacomet Ridge Conservation Compact, a voluntary agreement to preserve the traprock ridges that extend from the Massachusetts border to the Long Island Sound.

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Hearing for EV Showroom, fueling station continued to March 17

By John Fitts Staff Writer CANTON – The public hearing for a controversial project on the Simsbury/Canton town line has been continued to March 17. The owners of 9-15 Albany Turnpike have proposed a 23,500-square-foot EV showroom, a 20-pump fueling station and a convenience store and eateries with a drive-thru and seating areas. The proposal seeks a number of special permits under …

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104 Lower Farmington and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic ...

the familiar traprock ridges with their cliffs, and these are not the only rugged areas in our towns. Other examples are the Gorge on Mountain Brook in Enders State For-est in Granby and the well-known Tariffville Gorge on the Farmington, where white water draws international kayakers. In spite of these dramatic high-lights, most of our landscape

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Metacomet Ridge - Wikipedia

The Metacomet Ridge, Metacomet Ridge Mountains, or Metacomet Range of southern New England is a narrow and steep fault-block mountain ridge known for its extensive cliff faces, scenic vistas, microclimate ecosystems, and rare or endangered plants. The ridge is an important recreation resource located within 10 miles (16 km) of more than 1.5 million people, offering four long-distance hiking ...

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Preakness Mountain - FWS

The traprock ridges are distinctive features of the landscape, peaking at 270 meters (885 feet) at the summit of High Mountain, the highest elevation in the Piedmont in New Jersey. During the end of the Pleistocene glaciation, the Wisconsin ice sheet covered Preakness Mountain, eroding its valleys and ridgetops as the glaciers retreated.

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SCRLCA - Images

Metacomet Ridge Conservation Compact, a Connecticut focus on ridgeline protection was initiated with the creation of the Metacomet Ridge Conservation Compact. The compact was ratified on Earth Day, April 22, 1998. The Compact serves as a guide for local land use decision-makers when discussing land use issues in Metacomet or Trap Rock ridge ...

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Pequabuck Rivers Protecting the Outstanding Resource ...

the base of the traprock ridge that includes Talcott Mountain (see Figure 8: Traprock Ridges). On either side of the main channel, old oxbows and meander scars are scattered through farmlands and wetlands. Placid flow, easy access points, abundant open space, and many wildlife viewing opportunities make this a favorite stretch of the river for

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Critical Habitats in Connecticut | Carya Ecological ...

For the volcanic traprock ridges and certain ridges with amphibolite minerals, there exists already a model ridgeline protection ordinance, based on a CT Statute (Sections 8-1aa and 8-2 c), incorporated into the zoning regulations of some towns.

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450 Capitol Avenue - MS#52ASP Hartford, CT 06106-1379

Traprock ridges are critical habitats for the protection of wildlife. The State of Connecticut set a policy of protection and preservation for certain traprock ridges, including Cedar Mountain, in AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTION OF RIDGELINES (Public Act No. 95-239). The

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Agricultural Spotlight New Haven

habitats, from tidal wetlands to traprock ridges, and provides educational programming regarding the environment it works so hard to protect. Work-ing together with community gardens in the area, the New Haven Land Trust supports food sover-eignty initiatives around the city. Contact the New Haven Land Trust at 203-562-

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Senate List of Bills 1/29/2019 - Connecticut General Assembly

TOP AND YORK HILL AS PROTECTED TRAPROCK RIDGES', to protect Rocky Top and York Hill in Hamden as traprock ridges for purposes of preservation. REF. ENVIRONMENT S.B. No. 718Proposed SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING CERTAIN FUNDING FOR THE XL CENTER AND THE CITY OF HARTFORD AND INCREASING FUNDING FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS', to

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