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CLEAR provides information, education and assistance to Connecticut's land use decision makers, community organizations and citizens on how to better protect natural resources while accommodating economic growth. Read More


CLEAR is comprised of the following award-winning outreach and research programs, each focused on providing information, education and other assistance to Connecticut Communities.


Educating land use decision-makers and community organizations about the impacts of land use on natural resources, particularly water resources.

National NEMO Network

A national network of NEMO programs that educate land use decision-makers and community organizations about the links between land use and natural resource protection.


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Land Use Academy

Provides land use decision-makers the knowledge and skills needed to serve effectively on a land use board through a series of workshops.


Geospatial Training

Hands-on training courses for land use decision-makers to introduce new users to geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing technologies.


Forestry/Tree Wardens

Forestry Program

Provides information and assistance to private land owners and local communities on how to better manage their forest lands.



Tree Warden Outreach

Provides tree wardens, deputy tree wardens, elected and appointed public officials, and community forestry volunteers with education and assistance on tree warden duties, roles and responsibilities and urban and community forestry.



LERIS is the main research program of CLEAR, and the principal place at the University of Connecticut for conducting remote sensing and GIS research focused on natural resources, landscape characterization and change, and the interaction of the two.


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Forest Fragmentation

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Climate Adaptation Academy
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May 16 & June 6 - Storm Readiness Through Geospatial Technology
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2014 webinars | Webinar Library

Now Online - Analysis of Shoreline Change in Connecticut - 100 Years of Erosion & Accretion | View

Now Online - Green Infrastructure on the UConn Campus | View



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