Connecticut citizens and the environment impact each other every day. UConn Extension helps people gain the knowledge needed to help protect, preserve, conserve and restore the state’s environment and natural resources. Outreach and education programs are offered to various audiences in: land use, water, resource restoration, forestry, tree wardens, geospatial information, fisheries and wildlife and atmospheric resources.
Land Use & Water Programs:
UConn Extension, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, established the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) in 2002. CLEAR is comprised of 6 award-winning outreach and research programs, each focused on providing information, education, technical tools and other assistance to Connecticut communities. The focus of CLEAR programs is on protecting natural resources while accommodating economic growth. Programs include: CT NEMO, National NEMO Network, Land Use Academy, Geospatial Training, Forestry, and LERIS.
CT Sea Grant
Connecticut Sea Grant works toward achieving healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits by supporting integrated locally and nationally relevant research, outreach and education programs in partnership with stakeholders. Our aquaculture program also provides courses for the marine aquaculture industry in Connecticut and the Northeast on environmental, social and economic aspects of aquaculture.
Connecticut’s trees and forests provide essential economic, social and environmental benefits every day. UConn Extension’s Forestry program delivers educational programs, products, and research for town and city officials, tree wardens, community volunteers, public and private resource managers, forest products producers and private woodland owners. Extension educators actively work with our partners to improve the health, management and productivity of the state’s forest resource.