Current Projects

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability supports many projects at Shippensburg University. Learn about our current and past efforts, or our partnerships with local organizations and businesses.

Delaware River Basin (DRB) Project- Land Use Dynamics

This project aims to develop a land cover mapping, modeling, and monitoring system for the DRB in support of maintaining and restoring water resources, and to address the impact of future development and environmental change in the basin.

South Mountain Partnership- Regional Capacity Building Initiative

The CLUS participates in a capacity building program in the South Mountain Region, facilitated by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The purposes of this initiative are to increase grassroots capacity and establish durable, powerful, and coordinated efforts to improve regions and communities.

Cumberland County Planning Commission

The CLUS is helping the Cumberland County Planning Commission (CCPC) gather feedback on their draft county comprehensive plan through an online survey.

Inventory of Historic Preservation Ordinances in Pennsylvania

With support from the Center for Rural PA, this project will create an inventory of municipal historic preservation ordinances in Pennsylvania along with the methods used by municipalities to protect historic resources.

Kittatinny Ridge Research

Driven by student research and in collaboration with Audubon, the CLUS is exploring the Kittatinny Ridge with ArcGIS online.

Upper Delaware Partnership

The goal of this agreement is to complete and launch an effective and efficient spatial decisions support tool for project review within the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor.

Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification

Students and faculty at SU are supporting Chambersburg Borough as they strive to reach Sustainable PA Community Certification.

Professional Development Opportunities

Soil Hub and the CLUS are collaborating to bring in-person soil science training to practicing professionals in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and beyond!

Past Projects

Learn more about past research, and student projects, including: Economic Impact Analyses at Letterkenny Army Depot, Delmarva Wetlands, and the I-81 Corridor Coalition.

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability has been involved in a variety of Student and Research Projects related to land use.