​Center for Land Use Education

The Center for Land Use Education (CLUE) is a joint venture of the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and the University of Wisconsin - Madison Division of Extension. It is a focal point for land use planning and management education. 

CLUE specialists and faculty teach students, train local government officials and communities, create a variety of publications and conduct research focused on planning and zoning issues.

Our specialists, with input from our partners, create learning opportunities for communities. By providing up-to-date, comprehensive training on planning and zoning taylored to address specific local needs, our specialist are able to assist towns, villages, cities and counties in making sound land use decisions.

Our faculty teach a variety of courses for the Natural Resource Plannning major, the Sustainable Energy minor, and Natural Resource Planning graduate courses. Graduate students work with faculty on land use research.

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Local government officals and staff trained annually
Workshops and webinars presented annually
Active partnerships with federal, state and local governments, non-profits, and research institutions
Conducting Government Business Remotely: Resources for Municipalities 

Gov Remote Resources.jpgCLUE has aggregated a few website resources to assist you in conducting meetings and conference calls remotely. Also included are broadband access resources and links to the latest public health information.

View the resources or download the file Remote Government Website Resources.pdf

County Government Approaches to Protecting, Restoring, and Managing Wetlands

There were 57 of 72 Wisconsin counties that responded to the survey which looked at the ways how counties approach wetland protection, restoration and managment.

Zone! The Land Use Game

In this fun and interactive game, players are introduced to the concepts of planning and zoning. They are tasked with developing two communities – one unzoned, and one that is zoned. Through a combination of game play and discussion, players learn how communities grow and change over time. They are introduced to concepts of land use, community planning, and zoning.