Land Use and Conservation
The Last Green Valley is a surprising place – an unexpected and beautiful green oasis in the midst of the most densely populated area of the country. It is our home and our legacy, and it still 77% forested and farmed.
The University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has generated land cover data from LANDSAT satellite imagery dating from 2010. Explore your town’s natural resources (as well as a tremendous amount of water, land, and climate information) on the CLEAR website. Or view this chart for a summary of the agricultural and forested land cover data for your town: The Last Green Valley Land Cover Data 2010.
What do you want The Last Green Valley to look and feel like in twenty years? Join TLGV to help conserve the farms, forests, and open spaces that we all cherish.