Nott Island WMA

Nott Island WMA is an 80-acre island managed by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP), Division of Wildlife. The tidal marsh associated with the island was grid ditched in the 1930's effectively altering the natural ecosystem. In the 1960's, dredged material was placed on the island upland and converted to pasture. Through this prject, DU and the CTDEP, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Connecticut Waterfowl Association and Connecticut Duck Stamp program, restored 40 acres of brackish tidal wetland through open marsh water management techniques and replanted 20 acres of warm season grasses to enhance upland nesting cover. The project has greatly enhanced the area for waterfowl, shorebirds and many other species of wildlife.