Shoreline, Lake Permit and HRP Information

The lands and waters of the Housatonic River Project encompass a total of 10,000 acres with 200 miles of shoreline.

The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for the Housatonic River Project was developed as a requirement of FirstLight’s license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to generate power. Approved in March of 2013, the SMP provides guidance on shoreline management and permit requirements. Permits are required for the use of lands and waters within FirstLight Project Boundaries. FirstLight Land Management staff can advise you on acceptable uses and provide guidance through the application process.

Shoreline and Land Use Permit Application System

This application system may be used by property owners who have received a Notice of Requirement to Register Existing Shoreline and Land Uses

FirstLight Removal Notification Form for Storm Related Trees & Debris

Complete and Submit This Form for Authorization to Remove Trees

FirstLight Notification Form for Storm Related Dock Repair-Replacement

Complete and Submit This Form for Authorization to Repair and/or Replace a Storm Damaged Dock, Boat Lift or PWC Lift

FirstLight Shoreline and Land Use Application Form

Complete and Submit with Associated Supporting Documents to Apply for a Permit for Shoreline and Land Uses. Form May Also be Used for Requesting a Pre-Purchase Site Inspection by FirstLight

FirstLight Shoreline and Land Use Application Checklist

Refer to this Checklist for Information on Required Supporting Documents for Shoreline and Land Use Permit Applications

Housatonic River Project FERC 2576 - Shoreline Management Plan

Shoreline Management Plan

Housatonic River Project FERC 2576 - Shoreline Management Manual

Shoreline Management Manual

Housatonic River Project FERC 2576 - Vegetated Buffer Plant List

Vegetated Buffer Plant List

Housatonic River Project FERC 2576 - Educational Workshop Attendees

Educational Workshop Attendees

Scotland Project FERC 2662

Permit Application Form for Non-Project Uses and Occupancies of Project Lands and Waters

FirstLight Potential Substantial Risk Tree Reporting Form

Complete and Submit this Form to Report to FirstLight in Writing a Tree That You Believe Presents a Sustantial Potential Risk

Email the Land Management Department with any questions

Non-Project /Shoreline Uses

Project Boundary & Operational Levels