PACHAUG STATE FOREST
Save Pachaug State Forest
Sierra Club Connecticut is supporting the efforts of Save Pachaug Forest to protect our
largest state forest from the threat of a proposed State Police gun range on private land that
is surrounded on 3 sides by the public forest.
About Pachaug State Forest
Pachaug Forest is part of The Last Green Valley which is considered a National Heritage
Corridor. It is said to be 77% farmland and forest and is the only remaining corridor or green
belt of it's kind between Washington D.C. and Boston. There are thirty five towns within this
corridor which extends from Connecticut to Massachusetts. Six Connecticut towns touch
Pachaug Forest and exist inside this special area. These towns are Griswold, Plainfield, Sterling,
Voluntown, North Stonington and Preston.
What is the threat?
The state has proposed building a new state police gun range on this property. Protecting Pachaug State Forest from this proposal intersects many complex issues including state property, noise pollution, policing practices, traffic, and others.