2011 Webinars

Using CLEAR Website Tools for Local Conservation Planning Webinar

November 8, 2011 Presented by Emily Wilson and Chet Arnold, UConn CLEAR Eligible for 1 CM credit. 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 […]

Farm-friendly Plans & Regulations

October 18, 2011 Presented by Joan Nichols, Government Relations Specialist, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association Eligible for 1 CM credit. According to a 2010 UCONN study, in 2007 Connecticut agriculture contributed $3.5 billion dollars to the state’s economy and 20,000 jobs statewide. Agriculture is growing and diversifying in Connecticut to meet the demand for locally grown […]

Permeable Pavements for Stormwater Control

September 13, 2011 Presented by Michael Dietz, UConn CLEAR Pervious pavements are recommended as an alternative to traditional asphalt or concrete pavements to reduce stormwater impacts. This webinar will discuss some different types of pervious pavements that are currently available, including pervious concrete, pervious asphalt, pervious interlocking concrete pavers (PICPs), and plastic grid pavements. Performance […]

Global Positioning Systems Technology & Smartphone Mapping “Apps”

July 19, 2011 Presented by Cary Chadwick and David Dickson, UConn CLEAR Eligible for 1 CM credit. In today’s high tech world, it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing how the Global Positioning System (GPS) influences our daily activities. GPS technology is built into many new products, from smartphones to smart shoes. This webinar will […]

Free Google Tools for Creating Interactive Mapping “Mashups”

May 10, 2011 Presented by Cary Chadwick and Emily Wilson, UConn CLEAR Eligible for 1 CM credit. A mapping “mashup” is a web application that combines data from different sources into a single integrated, online mapping tool. With the rise in online mapping technology from leaders like Google Maps and Google Earth, creating these mashup […]

Rain Gardens

April 19, 2011 Presented by Michael Dietz, UConn CLEAR A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape designed to collect and infiltrate stormwater. In addition to treating stormwater, rain gardens can be beautiful additions to the home landscape. This webinar will provide an overview of the functions and features of rain gardens. Learn […]

Riparian Corridors

February 8, 2011 Presented by Emily Wilson, UConn CLEAR and Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant Riparian, or streamside, corridors provide a host of environmental benefits, from erosion control and wildlife habitat to water quality protection. What is the state of riparian corridors in Connecticut, and what options are there for addressing riparian corridor protection? This […]