Using CLEAR Website Tools for Local Conservation Planning Webinar
Run Time: 00:48:49
Local land trusts and conservation commissions are major players in land conservation in Connecticut, yet few have direct access to technical resources that can help them in their task of permanently protecting open space. In many cases, web-based information and tools created by the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) can help. This presentation will use live online demonstration of these tools to show how they can be used to help make the case for, analyze and prioritize open space. The "tour" will include examples using the Connecticut's Changing Landscape website, online Community Resource Inventory, CT-ECO online mapping site, and GoogleEarth (which CLEAR, alas, did not create).
Eligible for 1 CM credit.
Date: November 8, 2011
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Chet Arnold, Water Quality Educator, UConn CLEAR Associate Director
Chet Arnold is a Water Quality Educator for the UConn Department of Extension and the Associate Director of the Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR). Chet has been with the University since 1987, and is the co-founder of the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Project, a national award-winning program that uses geospatial technology to educate local land use decision makers about the relationship between land use and water resource protection. As the Associate Director of CLEAR, Chet focuses on the integration of the Center's research, technology, and outreach functions, and how these activities can best benefit Connecticut communities.
Emily Wilson, Geospatial Technology Specialist, UConn CLEAR
Emily Wilson is the Geospatial Technology Specialist for the NEMO program. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide GIS remote sensing information and support to the NEMO project, the Geospatial Training program and other related research and outreach efforts. She also does a significant amount of web work with the goal of providing easy access to geospatial information and maps.
Emily is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in environmental science and botany. She received her M.S. in forestry and remote sensing from the University of Maine.