2015 Webinars

Roadside Forests: Management Solutions for Storm Resilience

December 8, 2015 Presented by Tom Worthley, UConn CLEAR, and Jeffrey Ward, CT Agricultural Experiment Station This webinar will highlight the forest stand conditions along roadsides that contribute to the tree issues we encounter during high-intensity wind-storm events. It will also explore how traditional arboriculture and silviculture by themselves have not adequately addressed the management […]

Landsat Unveiled: Getting Started Using Landsat Data in ArcGIS

November 2, 2015 Presented by Dan Civco, Professor, Department of NRE, UConn Director, Center for Land Use Education And Research (CLEAR) and James Hurd, Research Associate, Department of NRE, UConn Director, Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS) Landsat represents the world’s longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data. First launched […]

Planning and Zoning in An Aging Connecticut

September 21, 2015 Presented by Alyssa Norwood, Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging This webinar was recorded on September 21, 2015. Alyssa Norwood from Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging provides statistics on the state’s ageing populations and how to address it from a land use planning perspective. Moderated by UConn CLEAR’s Bruce Hyde. View Video

More Than Just a Picture? The Basics of Remotely Sensed Imagery

July 28, 2015 Presented by Dan Civco, Professor, Department of NRE, UConn Director, Center for Land Use Education And Research (CLEAR) and James Hurd, Research Associate, Department of NRE, UConn Director, Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS) We have all seen remotely sensed imagery, and many of us use imagery as a background layer […]

The Big Picture of Climate Adaptation in Connecticut

June 16, 2015 Presented by Mark Boyer, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Political Science, UConn and Melanie Meinzer, Graduate Student, UConn When confronted with the demands of global climate change, why do some towns move the climate adaptation agenda forward in their communities while others seemingly get little accomplished?┬áTo answer this question, we look at […]

Using the Aquaculture Mapping Atlas for Fun and Profit

April 21, 2015 Presented by Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR and Tessa Getchis, UConn Aquaculture, Shellfish Management Shellfish aquaculture is a large and growing part of Connecticut’s agriculture sector but site selection is a major challenge. Farmers cultivate oysters, clams and scallops in designated areas of Long Island Sound. Those sites are considered public property and […]

Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA)

March 17, 2015 Presented by John Volin & Laura Cisneros, UConn Department of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) is a new transformative program that engages high school students in land use and natural resource conservation in an exciting and meaningful way for the […]

Update on the Emerald Ash Borer in Connecticut

February 10, 2015 Presented by Nancy Marek, UConn Extension Forestry and Chris Donnelly, CT DEEP Urban Forestry Coordinator The emerald ash borer is a small, shimmering green, non-native insect that kills ash trees. Learn about the biology of the pest, how to identify an ash tree, what efforts are currently being used to control and […]