Center for Land Use Education and Research

The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) provides information, education and assistance to land use decision makers, in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection.


New & Upcoming

Land Use Academy

Land Use Academy Website | Contact Bruce Hyde

  • Fundamentals of Reading Plans
    March 21, 2018, Old Saybrook
  • Basic Legal Issues & Fundamentals of Reading Plans
    April 11, 2018, Norwich CT
  • Fundamentals of Reading Plans
    April 25, 2018, Norwich CT
  • Basic Legal Issues & Fundamentals of Reading Plans
    April 30, 2018, Mansfield CT
Next Webinar - March 20
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New Hampshire's Green Snow Pro: Would it Work in CT?

Tue, Mar 20, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

REGISTER (free) | Green Snow Pro Website

Presented By Ted Diers from the NH Watershed Management Bureau & Mary McCarthy, Program Manager, Educational Outreach

The State of New Hampshire has developed a novel way to provide for effective snow management and removal while also reducing impacts of chlorides on the environment. The Green Snow Pro program provides training and certification in efficient and environmentally friendly winter maintenance practices for municipal, state, and private snow plow drivers. Certified Green Snow Pro Drivers receive liability protection.

This webinar will highlight how the program was developed, how it works, and what kind of impact it has had. There will also be some discussion of efforts to try to adapt the model to CT.

In the Queue...

Digging in to the 2017 Connecticut Trail Census Data

Tue, April 3rd, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

REGISTER (free) | CT Trail Census Data Website

2018 Webinar Schedule

NRCA Related

NRCA Website | Contact NRCA

  • CLEAR/NRCA faculty and participants will be presenting at the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources: March 12, 2018 at UCONN main campus, Storrs, CT
  • CLEAR/NRCA faculty will be presenting at the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference: March 17, 2018

Featured Projects

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CT MS4 Guide

CT NEMO is providing tools, training and other support to communities facing new stormwater rules under the MS4 general permit. 

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CLEAR Story Map Gallery

Story Maps combine interactive maps with photos, videos, graphics and more. From bears to breakwaters, we’ve got something for you here. Check it out! 

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New Imagery on the New CT ECO Website

Check out the new, statewide 2016 high resolution aerial imagery on the updated CT ECO website!

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Adapt CT

A CLEAR partnership with Connecticut Sea Grant providing outreach, tools and learning opportunities focused on climate adaptation in Connecticut communities.

CLEAR Program Areas

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Land use is a major determinant of both water quality and water quantity. CLEAR has several projects and programs focusing on the impact of urbanization on water resources.

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Land & Climate

Land use is the bottom line! At CLEAR we have research, tools and outreach programs to help people make more informed land use decisions that protect their natural resources and make them more resilient to a changing climate.

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CLEAR's mapping expertise is focused on remote sensing analysis, development of online geospatial land use tools, and training for professionals and others in the use of various types of geospatial technology.

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Connecting Connecticut high school students, adult volunteers and teachers with conservation efforts at the community level.