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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.



Contacts: Land Use & Water Team

John Alexopoulos Plant Science  & Landscape Architecture 860-486-1941
Chester Arnold Water Resources Management, CLEAR 860-345-5230
Nancy Balcom Seafood Safety & Fisheries 860-405-9107
Juliana Barrett Beaches & Dunes, Coastal Habitat Management, Climate Change 860-405-9106
Kara Bonsack Center For Land Use Education and Research Communications 860-345-5227
Cary Chadwick Geospatial Technologies and Training 860-345-5216
John Clausen Natural Resources 860-486-0139
David Dickson Water Resources Management, National NEMO Coordinator 860-345-5228
Michael Dietz Water Resources Management, CT NEMO Coordinator 860-345-5225
Bruce Hyde Land Use Planning 860-345-5229
Thomas Meyer Natural Resources 860-486-0145
Angie Harris Agricultural Water Security 860-486-7176
Michael O'Neill Water Quality 860-486-6270
Morty Ortega Wildlife 860-486-0161
Robert Ricard Human Dimensions of Natural Resources 860-570-9257
Kristin Schwab Plant Science  & Landscape Architecture 860-486-1947
Jason Vokoun Fisheries 860-486-0141
John Volin Ecosystems 860-486-2840
Victoria Wallace Commercial Landscape/Turf 860-885-2826
Glenn Warner Water Resources 860-486-0140
Emily Wilson Geospatial Technologies 860-345-5226
Thomas Worthley Forest Management and Stewardship 860-345-5232
UConn Extension
University of Connecticut,
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4036
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4036
Phone: 860-486-9228
Fax: 860-486-0264