The Connecticut College Natural Areas comprise three parcels of forest and salt marsh, totaling about 200 acres, in the state’s coastal lowlands. Established in 1952 through the leadership of Professor Richard Goodwin, the natural areas serve as outdoor classrooms, ecological research sites, and destinations of reflection for students, faculty, and visitors. As one of only five colleges in New England that protects Wildlands, Connecticut College is a conservation model for other institutions in the region.

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