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A full list of past webinars can be found in our CLEAR Webinar Library.


November 14, 2019
East Lyme LID Tour

Getting to 2% - Case Studies in Impervious Cover Disconnection

November 14th, 2019 2-3 PM EDT


Presented By Victor Benni, Town of East Lyme and Michael Dietz, UConn CLEAR



We'll highlight disconnection strategies from East Lyme and the UConn Storrs Campus. Vic Benni from East Lyme will share his method (and spreadsheet) for calculating total Directly Connected Impervious Area (DCIA) and describe some of the Low Impact Development (LID) installations they have used to get to the 2% disconnection goal. Then, Mike Dietz will cover how he tracks impervious cover at UConn and highlight some of the LID practices treating stormwater runoff in Storrs.

December 5, 2019

Enlisting Youth to Tackle Conservation Projects

December 5th, 2019 2-3 PM EDT


Laura Cisneros, Ph.D., Nicole Freidenfelds and Amy Cabaniss, Ph.D., UConn Extension Faculty members, NRCA



Have a great idea for a conservation project in your community or land trust, but not sure you have the staff power, technical know-how, or energy to carry it out? Wouldn't it be great to engage local youth in that effort? Tune in to this webinar to learn how UConn's Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) is engaging youth in impressive land management, water quality, environmental assessment, recreation, and other environmental projects in communities throughout Connecticut. NRCA Faculty will share insights into ways of capacity-building through youth engagement. Through this webinar, you will learn about:

  • tangible projects that can help to meet local environmental needs
  • technologies and resources helpful in achieving on-the-ground community project success
  • strategies to support youth-adult conservation projects

December 12, 2019
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30 Years of Connecticut's Changing Landscape

December 12th, 2019 2-3 PM EDT


Presented By Chet Arnold, CLEAR Director and Emily Wilson, CLEAR Geospatial Extension Educator.



The Connecticut's Changing Landscape project now encompasses 7 dates covering the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015. What's been happening to our state's landscape over that period? This webinar will cover the basics of the "CCL" project and discuss the results, including findings on overall land cover change, riparian area change, forest fragmentation, land cover change over ag lands, and watershed impervious cover. We'll also give a demo and tour of the newly revamped CCL web page, which features interactive mapping and graphics.