​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 Cooperative Extension in collaboration with UW System institutions. 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

Recent Publications

 Fish Hotels Kit for Teachers

The Fish Hotel Kit contains a variety of teaching materials designed help children and adults alike learn about the benefits of leaving trees in lakes. Trees in lakes not only provide areas for fish to spawn, but also offer shelter to help some species protect their incubating brood. Large submerged trees can host entire fish communities!


Megatrends Transportation

Megatrends Transportation Cover.PNGMegatrends Transportation takes a closer look at statewide land use and transportation trends. It examines Wisconsin's transporation history, movement of goods and people, population use of transportation history, the impact of transportation on the economy, environment and human health and emerging trends possible in the future. Case studies examine how land use and transportation policies can be used to shape local communities.