Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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Protecting Drinking Water Sources: A GIS Tool to Rank Priority Areas in CT

Room: Boger 110
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

We will introduce the tool for Source Water Protection in CT, recently finalized by the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) in partnership with the Department of Public Health and the Council on Soil and Water Conservation, with funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This GIS model can support public and private sector decision-making and policy development for the protection of drinking water in our state and serve as a model for other regions to address the emerging challenges in drinking water supply watersheds and the expanding role of watershed managers in source water protection.


Denise Savageau, Chair, CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation

Emily Wilson, Geospatial Educator, UConn CLEAR

Qian “Rachel” Lei-Parent, Research Associate, UConn CLEAR

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“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust

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