Community Resource Inventory Maps

Use Your Community Resource Inventory

A resource inventory is an important tool for your community. The inventory is the starting point for making community planning decisions and gives a comprehensive view of key natural and cultural resources.

Making Decisions

The information within this inventory was provided by the Community Resource Inventory Online website from the University of Connecticut’s NEMO Program. The data and maps provided are from available statewide databases, primarily the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and UConn’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR). These maps are suitable for town or region-wide planning decisions, but are not generally appropriate for site-level work. Site and field surveys should be done to verify specific site-level questions.

Planning for our community’s future is one of the most important civic duties we face. The health and safety of our community both now and in the future depends on the decisions we make today. Using a community resource inventory can provide a rational basis for those decisions and help ensure that our decisions will not impair the quality of life for future generations.

Educational Uses

The Community Resource Inventory is a service for Connecticut citizens and communities developed by the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Program. NEMO is an educational program for local land use decision makers that promotes natural resource-based planning and site design. NEMO has a many resources for local land use officials, including publications, a wide range of educational workshops, and other online tools and information. You can access all the information you need on the NEMO website.

NEMO is a program of the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR). CLEAR is comprised of a number of integrated research, training, and education programs that link geospatial technology, natural resource protection, and local land use planning. Much of the CLEAR landscape research is available in data, map, and table form over the web. The CLEAR home page is an easy-to-use portal to reach all of these resources, including all of the educational programs.