[CT Birds] More info on proposed Bluff Point tree clearing

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Thu Nov 17 16:38:24 EST 2016

I received some additional information from DEEP about this proposal was able to look at the EIE a bit.   It seems that the Hot Corner is very close to the area proposed for "selective removal of trees".  Apparently, in reality, only a single tree in the Park penetrates the proposed 34:1 approach surface plane (and not in the area near the "Hot Corner") (see the blue dot with purple outline on page 8 of the draft EIE in the link below).

They are proposing to do much wider clearing of trees to take future growth of the trees into account.    The FAA is apparently taking a more conservative approach to tree removal with the State property than they are with private property to the north of the airport and if the same higher trajectory was applied to the state lands, no trees would need to be removed.    The FAA will need to get an easement from the State to go against the coastal preserve restrictions in place against vegetation removal and people who are interested in this area are encouraged to attend the December 8th public hearing.

More information can be found here:
and here:
Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on:  Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

There is a formal public hearing scheduled for this EIE on:

DATE: December 8, 2016

TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)

PLACE: City of Groton Council Chambers, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT  06340

Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
Phone: (203)405-9115  http://ct.audubon.org/
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