New and Upcoming
Smartphone GPS Training
Hands-on Workshop, April 23
CLEAR is now offering a new half-day, in-person workshop at our Haddam office. Participants will learn how to use their iOS or Android devices to collect and share GPS data and make maps.
1-meter resolution land cover for Connecticut!!
CLEAR is happy to announce the arrival of new high resolution statewide land cover—1 meter pixel resolution and 17 classes. Thanks to our partners at NOAA Office of Coastal Management for developing this awesome dataset.
News & Updates
CT Stormwater Quality Manual Webinar 2: The LID Process Recording
CT Stormwater Quality Manual Webinar 3: An Update on Stormwater Management in CT
Extension Educators Launch School-Based Green Infrastructure Initiative
Protecting Drinking Water Sources: A GIS Tool to Rank Priority Areas in CT
UConn Land Use Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Evolving Needs
Land Use Commissioner Training
We are currently expanding the Land Use Academy program to offer more trainings in both in-person and virtual settings, cover additional topics, and provide new video training modules for commissioners. Keep an eye out for new exciting changes.
As of January 1, 2023, planning and zoning commissioners in the State of Connecticut are required to complete at least four hours of training as required under the Section 8-4c of Connecticut General Statutes.
UConn CLEAR, in collaboration with OPM, has set up a statewide Land Use Commissioner Training Calendar to help towns and commissioners locate training opportunities in line with these requirements. This includes events from providers throughout the state as well as ongoing virtual trainings.
What’s Legally Required? 8th Edition
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CT NEMO is providing tools, training and other support to communities facing new stormwater rules under the MS4 general permit.
Check out the new, statewide 2016 high resolution aerial imagery on the updated CT ECO website!
Featured Story Maps
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.
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.
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.
Connecting Connecticut high school students, adult volunteers and teachers with conservation efforts at the community level.