Webinar Planned on Mapping Invasive Plants in a Coastal Forest

Webinar: Mapping Invasive Plants in a Coastal Forest WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2024 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Presenters: Shelby Larubina, CT NERR & Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR Details & register: The newly designated Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses ~52,000 acres of upland, marsh, sandy beach, rocky shoreline and open water habitats in Southeastern […]

Environmental Conditions Online

Your One Stop Shop for Maps and Geographic Information Technology has expanded the mapping world. No longer are maps static and flat. They are now interactive, zoom able and clickable. They allow focus on a location or a question and enable us to explore our backyard, town, state and world. The Connecticut Environmental Conditions […]

Free Environmental Webinar Series from UConn CLEAR

The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research is offering free webinars. Here is the schedule for the next three weeks:   WEDNESDAY MARCH 25, 2020 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM UConn Environment Corps: Harnessing Student Power to Help Towns Chet Arnold, CLEAR Director THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Emergency […]

Connecticut Statewide Impervious Surface Map Layers

By Emily Wilson Originally published by the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research With funding from CT DEEP, CLEAR has acquired and made available on CT ECO a new statewide, high-resolution, impervious cover data layer. While acquired to support new stormwater regulations, the layer can be used for other purposes as well. What […]

Telling Stories with Maps

Emily Wilson wrote a blog post for Map@Syst on the story maps being created by UConn Extension: CLEAR’s Extension faculty have long used maps to educate land use decision makers and the public about Connecticut’s landscape and natural resources.  The Connecticut’s Changing Landscape (CCL) research project has been the foundation of the education.  CCL is […]

Did You Know: Mapping the Industry

  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 are leased from the state. Farmers need to identify growing areas that are biologically productive […]

Did You Know: Drones at Work

Mapping Great Gull Island with an Unmanned Aircraft Assistant Extension Educator Joel Stocker spends a lot of his work and personal time documenting changes to the shoreline. In 2010 he contacted Helen Hays, asking if he could capture photographs over Great Gull Island with his homemade drone. She agreed. While on the island, Helen told […]