FEMA provides information on hazard mitigation planning in relation to land use policies and objectives to reduce loss of life and property. This site provides an overall introduction to the process of mitigation. Many of the Regional Planning Agencies (See a representative list below) within the state have either adopted or are working on hazard mitigation plans for the individual towns.
Here you can view all current flood maps (Flood Insurance
Rate Maps) effective for the entire
EPA - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Small MS4s are defined as any MS4 that is not a medium or large MS4 covered by Phase I of the NPDES Stormwater Program. Regulated small MS4s are defined as all small MS4s located in "urbanized areas" (UAs) as defined by the Bureau of the Census, and those small MS4s located outside of a UA that are designated by NPDES permitting authorities. Some regulated small MS4s in UAs may be eligible for a waiver from NPDES stormwater permitting requirements.
EPA National Estuary Program
Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea. Estuaries are critical to the health of coastal environments and to our enjoyment of them. EPA's National Estuary Program was established by Congress in 1987 to improve the quality of estuaries of national importance. The Clean Water Act Section 320 directs EPA to develop plans for attaining or maintaining water quality in an estuary. This includes protection of public water supplies and the protection and propagation of a balanced, indigenous population of shellfish, fish, and wildlife, and allows recreational activities, in and on water, requires that control of point and nonpoint sources of pollution to supplement existing controls of pollution. In several cases, more than one State is participating in a National Estuary Program. Each program establishes a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to meet the goals of Section 320.
US Army Corps of
England District (NAE) is responsible for managing the Corps' civil
responsibilities in a 66,000 square-mile region encompassing the six
The National Map
Geodata.gov is a geographic
information system (
Green Valley Institute
Green Valley Institute is a partner with various smart growth initiatives and
is usual link for comparative options providing information to the public on
land use, development, and conservation. The GVI was created through a formal partnership between
the Quinebaug-Shetucket National Heritage Corridor
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a nonprofit and tax-exempt educational institution founded in 1974 to improve the quality of public debate and decisions in the areas of land policy and land-related taxation. The Institute's goals are to integrate theory and practice to better shape land policy and to provide a nonpartisan forum for discussion of the multidisciplinary forces that influence public policy. Inspired by the work of Henry George as expressed in the book Progress and Poverty (1879), the Lincoln Institute introduces his thinking and ideas into the contemporary land and tax policy debate to advance a more equitable and productive society
Center for Watershed Protection
Founded in 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation's most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers.
Smart Growth Online
Sustainable Communities Network
State Government Information
Website links for all 50 states.
CT State Statutes – Planning/Zoning
Title 8 Statutes
regarding Zoning, Planning, Housing, Economic and Community Development and
Human Resources. ONING, PLANNING, HOUSING, ECONOMIC
CT State Statutes –
Enabling statutes for the Gateway jurisdiction
CT State Statutes – Environmental Protection
Tidal Wetlands Act, Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Act, CT Coastal Management Act, Structures & Dredging Act, Harbor Management, Hazardous Waste, Air Pollution, Solid Waste, Soil Conservation, Water Resources, Dams and Reservoirs, Water Pollution Control
Online discussion list that most Town Planners/ZEOs in the state use to research land use in other towns. A number of Commission members and land use attorneys participate as well.
Connecticut Municipalities Website Links
Links to all municipal websites. Many towns have their zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, PC&Ds, Zoning Maps, Agendas, Minutes, etc. posted.
Look up a state employee’s email address or phone number
CT Harbor Management Association
mission of the Connecticut Harbor Management Association is to assist and
support Connecticut Harbor Management Commissions by facilitating the exchange
of information and ideas among commissions and by providing liaison between
commissions and local, state and federal agencies involved in the management of
CT Department of Environmental Protection
Established in 1971, the Department of Environmental Protection manages almost every aspect of the Connecticut outdoors. Our mission is to conserve and improve natural resources and the environment in order to protect public health, safety, and welfare while preserving and enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations.
The Connecticut Stormwater Quality Manual provides
guidance on the measures necessary to protect the waters of the State of
DEP Coastal Access Guide
Welcome to the Connecticut Coastal
Access Guide, designed to help you explore the
Welcome to the
Information Systems at DEP plays an important role in the DEP's
mission of protecting and preserving the environment for present and future
generations. DEP develops and maintains a statewide automated geographic
storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large
amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic
area. DEP develops and shares
geospatial information with federal, state, and municipal government agencies
such as the U.S. Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency,
Center for Land Use Education and Research
The mission of the Center for Land Use Education and Research, CLEAR, is to provide information, education and assistance to land use decision makers, in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection. To achieve this goal, CLEAR conducts remote sensing research, develops landscape analysis tools and training, and conducts outreach education programs.
CLEAR is a partnership between the Department of Natural
Resources Management and Engineering (NRME) and the Cooperative Extension
System (CES), two units of the
UConn, Map and Geographic
Census information, town profiles, grand lists, mill rates.
CERC is a nonprofit company funded primarily by utilities companies with
a mission of promoting
Conservation and Development Policies Plan for
Department of Transportation website and page with links to Long Range
Transportation Plan (
CT AERIAL PHOTOS
aerial survey online.
The 1934 aerial survey of
radically changed the topography of the state, but after a statewide paving
project called "Get Connecticut Out of the Mud" enabled the popular
new-fangled automobiles to climb the state's hills and cruise its valleys.
The original photographic prints have long been one of the most heavily used
collections at the Connecticut State Library.
The State Library has now digitized the 8,731 original 1934 aerial
photographs, and published them as part of the State Library's Digital
Collections at http://cslib.cdmhost.com/cdm4/aerials.php . You can search for
the aerials photos by town name, or by using either a street map locator or
a topographic index sheet locator.
Some streets of today did not exist in 1934, so the aerial photo may show a
meadow or forest where you now would find a road. See what your library's
site looked like in 1934!"
For more information on the 1934 survey and the many other aerial
photographs available at the State Library, see our website at
CRERPA was established to serve the nine towns of the Connecticut River Estuary Region. The Region is one of fifteen planning regions established under state law. The regional planning organizations (RPOs) act as a forum for addressing issues of regional concern and prepare a Regional Plan of Conservation and Development.
Capitol Region Council of Government
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is the largest of
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with
representatives from twenty towns, cities and boroughs formed to provide a
basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues
CCRPA currently serves the cities of
Council of Governments of the
COGCNV is a forum for chief elected officials to discuss issues of common concern and to develop programs to address them on a regional level. Fundamentally, COGCNV is a planning organization, concerned with economic development, land use, water planning and transportation needs of the Central Naugatuck Valley Region (CNVR). It sets regional priorities for a variety of federal and state funding programs, oversees regional programs for member municipalities, and provides technical assistance to municipalities, local organizations, and the general public.
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