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

June 24, 2019
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MS4 Permit Year 3 tasks

Monday, June 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Presented By Dave Dickson & Amanda Ryan, UConn CLEAR




The third year of the updated MS4 permit is about to begin and that means there are a few more tasks that towns will need to start tackling. This webinar will breeze through the permit tasks that recur each year, cover the new tasks due this year and provide an update on new tools and events to help towns with MS4 compliance.

Water Training

NEMO Website | Contact David Dickson

CT MS4 Monitoring workshop, June 20, 2019
Water quality monitoring requirements, how to collect samples, types of equipment that can be used and strategies for meeting these requirements for both smaller and larger municipalities and institutions. | REGISTER NOW

Geospatial Training

Geospatial Training Website | Contact Cary Chadwick

NRCA Training

NRCA Website | Contact Laura Cisneros

Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP)

  • Wallingford: June 8-9
    (application due April 27, 2019)
  • Bridgeport: June 22-23
    (application due May 11, 2019)
  • Groton: June 27-28
    (application due May 16, 2019)

Download CTP Flyer | Application Information

Teacher Professional Learning (TPL)

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.