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

  • Basic Legal Issues: Feb. 22, 2018, Goshen, CT
  • Basic Legal Issues and Fundamentals of Reading Plans: March 3, 2018, Watertown CT
  • Fundamentals of Reading Plans: March 6, 2018, Goshen, CT
Next Webinar - Feb 27
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Sustainable Connecticut - Local Actions, Statewide Impact

Tue, Feb 27, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

REGISTER (free) | Sustainable Connecticut Website


Presented By Lynn Stoddard and Jessica LeClair, Eastern Connecticut State University's Institute for Sustainable Energy

Join us to explore Sustainable CT, a new statewide, sustainability certification program for Connecticut's cities and towns. Lynn Stoddard and Jessica LeClair of Eastern Connecticut State University's Institute for Sustainable Energy will present an overview of the program and describe the certification process. Sustainability actions, policies, and investments deliver multiple benefits and help towns make efficient use of scarce resources and engage a wide cross section of residents and businesses. There are many ways to participate - join us to learn how you can be involved in Sustainable CT!

In the Queue...

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

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 2019 at UCONN main campus, Storrs, CT
  • CLEAR/NRCA faculty will be presenting at the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference: March 17

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.