To assist municipalities, at no cost to the municipality, in review of sites proposed for development,
conservation or preservation by coordinating a group of environmental professionals drawn from a
variety of federal, state, regional, and local agencies to form multidisciplinary environmental study
To meet the challenges of development and conservation through knowledge of the land, its
resources, and the probable effects of developments by providing a written report to assist land use
decision makers at the local level.
Objective 1: To support and provide administrative maintenance for the statewide ERT program in
cooperation with the King’s Mark RC&D Area Project, Inc.
1. Conduct at least quarterly
meetings of the ERT
2. Foster communication and
cooperation among the
organizations that receive
DEEP line item funding
together. (The CT Council on
Soil and Water and the five Soil
2012 Long Meadow Pond Brook Watershed Field Review in Naugatuck, CT
Objective 2: Manage financial resources for continued program operation.
1. Continue biennial review of financial management strategies.
Objective 3: Support programs and initiatives that foster a deeper local understanding of land use
and environmental issues.
1. Provide support for outreach education on land use to municipal decision makers in
Objective 4: Educate legislators, town officials, citizens and others about the ERT program.
1. Produce yearly mailings concerning the ERT program.
2. Maintain a separate ERT website.
3. Provide all legislators (state and federal) with a yearly ERT program update and e‐mail
notification of reviews in their districts.
4. Notify state legislators when an ERT Report has been completed for their legislative area.
5. Continue to update program brochures, information and displays.
6. Continue to post archived ERT reports to the website.
Objective 5: Explore ways to improve the ERT program.
1. Continue to assess and modify the ERT program by evaluating and reporting on annual
2. Meet with CT DEEP officials and others for continued support of the ERT program on a
3. Provide innovative use of the ERT program to further DEEP goals in the Bureau of Water
Protection and Land Reuse.
4. Incorporate GIS mapping and analysis into ERT reports.
5. Provide annual contact with agencies providing Team members and reach out to other
organizations and individuals to obtain new Team members.
6. Test the usefulness of a post‐field review meeting with all participants to discuss
7. Conduct a study to establish program value to Connecticut communities.
8. Assess and modify ERT services based on the results of the Spring 2012 survey that was
mailed to all Connecticut town land use commissions.