UW-Extension Centers

UWEX Logo SquareCenter for Community and Economic Development (CCED)

The Center for Community and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin Extension, creates, applies and transfers multidisciplinary knowledge to help people understand community change and identify opportunities.


UWEX Logo SquareCenter for Land Use Education (CLUE)

CLUE creates learning opportunities for communities to help them make sound land use decisions that result in a sustainable Wisconsin. CLUE inspires individuals and communities to make well-informed land use decisions with confidence.


ERC_optEnvironmental Resources Center (ERC)

The ERC leads environmental research and outreach on topics such as best environmental education practices, bioenergy generation and environmental sustainability, communicating about the environment, farm and home environmental management, training for conservation professionals, volunteer water quality monitoring, water program planning and evaluation, watershed education, and youth environmental stewardship education.


LocalGovCenter_optLocal Government Center (LGC)

LGC provides focus, coordination, and leadership to UW System educational programs supporting local government, and expands the research and knowledge base for local government education.


SBDC_optSmall Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC promotes entrepreneurial success through business counseling and educational programs developed at the local, regional and statewide level to support Wisconsin small business creation and growth.


SHWECSolid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC)

SHWEC works with business and community leaders to exploit the economic and environmental benefits of increased efficiency in materials and energy use. This broad area includes recycling and residuals management, energy efficiency and green design, pollution prevention, resource conservation and bioenergy development.


Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS)WIGeoSurvey_opt

WGNHS conducts earth-science surveys, field studies, and research to provide information on Wisconsin’s natural resources. This data is used to inform decision making, problem solving, planning, management, development, and education.

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