College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research

Our Changing Landscape 1985 - 2010 Webinar

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How has our local landscape been changing over the last 25 years? CLEAR’s Changing Landscape is an ongoing project that uses remote sensing technology to chart land cover changes over time. Long Island Sound Study funding has allowed CLEAR to expand the project study area to include the portions of New York draining to the Sound, and to add a 2010 dataset that makes the total study period a whopping 25 years. Land cover change, riparian (streamside) zone change, and impervious area are all included in the study, and the information is posted on an extensive interactive website that includes data summaries and maps at the regional, state, major watershed, and small watershed levels. This webinar will introduce you to the study, go over a few basic findings, and give you a virtual tour of the site so that you can dig into the data, maps, and tables on your own. Whether you’re new to CLEAR land cover data or have been impatiently waiting for the update, this webinar is for you!

Running Time: 00:50:48


Emily Wilson, Geospatial Educator

Emily's Bio

Emily Wilson is the Geospatial Technology Specialist for the NEMO program. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide GIS remote sensing information and support to the NEMO project, the Geospatial Training program and other related research and outreach efforts. She also does a significant amount of web work with the goal of providing easy access to geospatial information and maps.

Emily is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in environmental science and botany. She received her M.S. in forestry and remote sensing from the University of Maine.

Chet Arnold, Water Quality Educator, UConn CLEAR Associate Director

Chet's Bio

Chet ArnoldChet Arnold is a Water Quality Educator for the UConn Department of Extension and the Associate Director of the Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR). Chet has been with the University since 1987, and is the co-founder of the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Project, a national award-winning program that uses geospatial technology to educate local land use decision makers about the relationship between land use and water resource protection. As the Associate Director of CLEAR, Chet focuses on the integration of the Center's research, technology, and outreach functions, and how these activities can best benefit Connecticut communities.