Land Use and Conservation

Bigelow Hollow, photo by G. L. Sweetnam

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.

Now through July 10, earn $100 by participating in UConn’s  Farms, Forest, and Open Space Focus Groups. Click here for more information. 

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.

Learn more about TLGV’s programs that help support and promote Agriculture and Forestry in The Last Green Valley.  Together we can grow the industries that sustain our unique rural landscape.

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.