About CT ECO

Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) is the collaborative work of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) to share environmental and natural resource information with the general public. CT ECO's mission is to encourage, support, and promote informed land use and development decisions in Connecticut by providing local, state and federal agencies, and the general public with convenient access to the most up-to-date and complete natural resource information available statewide.

CT ECO includes a variety of online maps and tools for viewing Connecticut’s environmental and natural resources such as protected open space, farmland soils, wetland soils, aquifer protection areas, water quality classifications, and drainage basins. Each can be viewed separately or in conjunction with other environmental and natural resource information. In addition, CT ECO includes several dates of high resolution orthophotography as well as statewide elevation data.

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Data Contributors

CT ECO includes environmental and natural resource information in addition to orthophotography either acquired or maintained by the following federal, regional, state agencies and universities.

 

Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) - 2009 Capitol Region Council of Governments Orthophotography, 2016 Statewide Orthophotography and Lidar

Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) - Hurricane Surge Inundation

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) - Connecticut 2004 Orthophotography, Connecticut 2005 Coastal Color Infrared Othophotography, Connecticut 2010 Coastal Color and Infrared Othophotography, Aquifer Protection Areas, Critical Habitats, DEP Property, Drainage Basins, Federal Open Space, 1997 Municipal and Private Open Space, Lake Bathymetry, Natural Diversity Data Base Areas, Protected Open Space Mapping, Parcels for Protected Open Space Mapping, Quaternary Geology, Water Quality Classifications

Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) (formerly the Department of Public Safety) - Connecticut 2004 Orthophotography, Connectcut 2012 Orthophotography, Connecticut 2016 Orthophotography

Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) - Connecticut 2004 Orthophotography, DOT Scenic Land Strips, Connecticut 2012 Orthophotography, Connecticut 2016 Orthophotography and Lidar

Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) - Protected Open Space Mapping, Parcels for Protected Open Space Mapping, 2009 Capitol Region Council of Governments Orthophotography, Connecticut 2016 Orthophotography and Lidar

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Coastal Management (NOAA OCM) (formerly NOAA Coastal Services Center)- Coastal Connecticut 2004 Color Orthophotography, Coastal Connecticut 2004 Color Infrared Orthophotography

University of Connecticut, Center for Landuse Education and Research (UConn CLEAR) - Connecticut Shaded Relief and Hillshade based on a Statewide Lidar (2000), Connecticut 2006-2014 Statewide Lidar Mosaic, Connecticut Land Cover

University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (UConn CAHNR) - Connecticut 2 ft Contours based on statewide Lidar 2000 dataset

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Hurricane Surge Inundation

US Department of Agriculture, Farmland Service Agency, Aerial Photography Field Office - Connecticut 2006 NAIP Orthophotography, Connecticut 2008 NAIP Orthophotography, Connecticut 2010 NAIP Orthophotography, Connecticut 2012 NAIP Orthophotography, Connecticut 2014 NAIP Orthophotography, Connecticut 2016 NAIP Orthophotography,

US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) - Connecticut 1990 Orthophotography, Soils, Farmland Soils, Hydric Soils, Inland Wetland Soils, Potential for Subsurface Sewage Disposal System, Soil Parent Materials, Soil Drainage Class, Soil Flooding Class

US Geological Survey (USGS) - Connecticut 1990 Orthophotography, Connecticut 2008 Urban Area Othophotography, Quaternary Geology, Surficial Materials, Connecticut 2006-2014 Statewide Lidar Mosaic