Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) is an overflowing website providing access to data and information - 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. The website makes available an enormous range of 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.
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.
Among the dozen agencies providing data are the Connecticut Departments of Public Safety, Transportation and Office of Policy and Management, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Geological Survey.
If you’re interested in any of the maps or information – including maps of every town in the state – it is worth a look. And even if you’re not, it’s worth a look just to see the volume of information that is available. For those interested in staying up-to-date on any changes to the site, that is only an email away.