College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research
LI Sound Watershed
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LI Sound Watershed's Changing Landscape

Changing Landscape is a remote sensing-based land cover study that charts landscape changes in the portions of CT and NY draining to Long Island Sound. The study covers the 25-year period from 1985 to 2010, and includes information on basic land cover, riparian corridor land cover, and impervious cover. LEARN MORE

  • LI Sound Watershed
    LI Sound Watershed's Changing Landscape

    Changing Landscape is a remote sensing-based land cover study that charts landscape changes in the portions of CT and NY draining to Long Island Sound. The study covers the 25-year period from 1985 to 2010, and includes information on basic land cover, riparian corridor land cover, and impervious cover. LEARN MORE

  • CT ECO
    CT ECO
    Online maps & geospatial data

    CT ECO provides a variety of tools for sharing natural resources and environmental information. Types of information include water resources, soils, open space, geology and aerial imagery. LEARN MORE

  • Rain Gardens
    Rain Gardens
    Learn how to create a rain garden

    A shallow, planted depression in the landscape that reduces runoff by allowing it to soak into the ground as opposed to flowing into storm drains or surface waters. LEARN MORE

    • Geospatial 101
      Geospatial Training
      Hands-on training courses

      GTP provides technical education and training outside the traditional academic environment. The program's goal is to help municipal land use officials, staff and commission members understand and apply geospatial information technologies to help solve local land use problems and to develop environmentally sensitive land use plans. LEARN MORE

    • CLEAR Blog
      Do It Yourself
      Responding to Impervious Cover Regs

      This website is meant to provide succinct, step-by-step guidance for communities who are required to use an impervious cover-based framework for protecting and restoring their water resources. Visit the DIY Website

ABOUT

CLEAR provides information, education and assistance to Connecticut's land use decision makers, community organizations and citizens on how to better protect natural resources while accommodating economic growth. Read More

PROGRAMS

CLEAR is comprised of the following award-winning outreach and research programs, each focused on providing information, education and other assistance to Connecticut Communities.

CT NEMO

Educating land use decision-makers and community organizations about the impacts of land use on natural resources, particularly water resources.

National NEMO Network

A national network of NEMO programs that educate land use decision-makers and community organizations about the links between land use and natural resource protection.

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Land Use Academy

Provides land use decision-makers the knowledge and skills needed to serve effectively on a land use board through a series of workshops.

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Geospatial Training

Hands-on training courses for land use decision-makers to introduce new users to geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing technologies.

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Forestry/Tree Wardens

Forestry Program

Provides information and assistance to private land owners and local communities on how to better manage their forest lands.

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Tree Warden Outreach

Provides tree wardens, deputy tree wardens, elected and appointed public officials, and community forestry volunteers with education and assistance on tree warden duties, roles and responsibilities and urban and community forestry.

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LERIS

LERIS is the main research program of CLEAR, and the principal place at the University of Connecticut for conducting remote sensing and GIS research focused on natural resources, landscape characterization and change, and the interaction of the two.

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