Natural Resources & Watershed Protection
The MDC owns over 31,000 acres of land in Connecticut and Massachusetts, the majority
of which is watershed forest land. A watershed forest is the first line of defense
for protecting water from degradation and maintaining high quality drinking water.
This land acts as a natural filter and buffer to pollutants and protects the integrity
of the District's drinking water supply reservoirs.
Maintaining the health of the watershed lands for water supply is the principal
mission of the District's Watershed Management Unit. This is accomplished through
its forest management and source protection