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The research we do makes a difference on campus and in our communities.
The Center for Land Use and Sustainability (CLUS) at Shippensburg University is a laboratory where students and faculty can learn about sustainability through applied interdisciplinary research, while helping organizations and communities achieve their sustainability related goals.
Our vision is to become a nationally recognized interdisciplinary center that promotes science-based sustainable land use, economic development, cultural and natural resource management, and communities at local, regional, and global scales. The CLUS has three main goals:
- To promote applied interdisciplinary research on matters related to land use and sustainability
- To support affordable, science-based solutions to sustainability issues facing our local, regional, and global communities
- To provide professional development opportunities for professionals and affiliate scientists, and high-impact learning experiences for students.
What We Do
CLUS affiliate scientists and student fellows conduct research and complete projects in the community. Visit our website to learn about our current areas of expertise, opportunities to get involved, and partnerships with local organizations and businesses. Through grants and contracts, we provide the following services:
- Consulting: we create custom maps (print and online), drone imagery, community surveys, GIS analyses of riparian buffers, soil erosion, solar potential, and more!
- Education: we partner with local organizations to provide workshops and trainings focused on sustainability, stormwater, soil science, fermentation science, and more!
- Resources: the CLUS supports community networking and partnerships by providing connections, educational events, access to data, and reports
Learn more on our website: www.centerforlanduse.org.
Kittatinny Project Lead Organizations
State and Federal Partners
BERKS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
CARBON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
FULTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
FRANKLIN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
LEBANON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
LEHIGH VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION
MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION (Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry)
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP
HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY
LEBANON VALLEY CONSERVANCY
LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER
NATURAL LANDS TRUST
POCONO HERITAGE LAND TRUST
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Appalachian Trail Clubs and Audubon Chapters
Allentown Hiking Club
Bake Oven Knob Road to Tri County Corner
Appalachian Mountain Club – Delaware Valley Chapter
From Wind Gap at PA 33 to Little Gap near Danielsville, PA
Batona Hiking Club
Fox Gap at PA 191 to Wind Gap at PA 3
Cumberland Valley Appalachian Club
Darlington Trail on Blue Mountain to Center Point Knob
Keystone Trails Association
Little Gap to Lehigh Furnace Gap (Ashfield Road)
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Lehigh Furnace Gap to Bake Oven Knob Road, AND Tri-County Corner to Rausch Gap Side Trail
Susquehanna Trail Club
Rausch Gap Side Trail to PA 225 north of Harrisburg
York Hiking Club
PA 225 to Susquehanna River
Mountain Club of Maryland
Susquehanna River to Darlington/Tuscarora trail and Center Point Knob to Pine Grove Furnace State Park (PA 233)
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
233 South of Pine Grove Furnace State Park in PA to Rockfish Gap in VA
Wilmington Trail Club
Delaware River at the NJ/PA border to Fox Gap at PA 191