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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)

University of Arizona, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Az e96 . (University of Arizona, 125 Biological Sciences East, Tucson, Arizona 85721 GIS Contact: Michael R. Kunzmann, Telephone: (520) 621-7282 Fax: (520) 670-5001 Email: ) . "The School of Renewable Natural Resources provides instruction, research and extension in a range of disciplines related to renewable natural resources. The specific academic programs are: Landscape Studies, Rangeland and Forest Resources, Watershed Resources and Wildlife and Fisheries Resources." . . "Mike Kunzmann is a National Biological Service ecologist located at the University of Arizona Cooperative Park Studies Unit. Mike has numerous field-GIS related projects throughout the Desert Southwest. In conjunction with the University of Arizona's Advanced Resource Technology Program, Mike has been investigating the integrated use of Global Positioning and Geographic Information Systems (GPS/GIS) to automate data collection activities in the field. " . The Sonoran Desert Field Station is located at The University of Arizona. Established August 16th, 1973, it was originally one of five Cooperative Park Studies Units in the Western Region...The mission of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center Sonoran Desert Field Station (SDFS) is to work with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to manage the nation's biological resources. A fundamental part of this mission is to contribute to the development of a national partnership for sharing biological information."

University of California Berkeley Digital Libraries Project . (Dr. Robert Wilensky, Principal Investigator, Computer Science Division and School of Information Management and Systems, 721 Soda Hall, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 TEL:(510) 642-7034 FAX:(510) 643-1534 email:wilensky@CS.Berkeley.EDU ) "The UC Berkeley Digital Library Project is developing the tools and technologies to support highly improved models of the "scholarly information life cycle". Our goal is to facilitate the move from the current centralized, discrete publishing model, to a distributed, continuous, and self-publishing model"

University of California Berkeley Web Gis Viewer Project: (Dr. Robert Wilensky, Computer Science Division and School of Information Management and Systems, 721 Soda Hall, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 TEL:(510) 642-7034 FAX:(510) 643-1534 email:wilensky@CS.Berkeley.EDU ) "The GIS Viewer is is a tool that allows you to display and manipulate sets of geographical information...the GIS Viewer is designed along the lines of the "Multivalent Document" model. In general, multivalent documents comprise layers of information that are manipulated by behaviors, i.e., various user operations. You don't have to know anything more about multivalent documents to use the Viewer, but you can find out more about them, which often have more complex behaviors, by taking our document tour."

University of California Berkeley: Colin Brook's GIS Links Page . (by Colin Brooks, GIS Analyst Hopland Research & Extension Center, Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program 4070 University Road Hopland, CA 95449 Phone: 707-744-1270 Fax: 707-744-1040) Global but with special detail on Northern California .

University of California, Berkeley . Applied Environmental Geographic Information Science program .(AEGIS, College of Environmental Design, 202 Wurster Hall, The University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2000 . GIS contact, Dr. John Radke tel:(510) 643-5995, "The mission of AEGIS is variously to creatively and innovatively research, manipulate, analyze, model and present GIS information and decision-support to a wide audience. More specifically, AEGIS seeks to apply innovative GIS solutions to environmental problems and issues that avail themselves to the GIS framework. The "Applied" in AEGIS reflects the direct "real-world" utility of the research efforts of AEGIS." Research Projects Page, includes: Riparian Land Use Buffers, Spatial Statistics and Vegetation Patches, Dynamic Planning . EXAMPLE MAPS: "GREATER SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 3-D RELIEF MAP , SIERRA NEVADA 3-D RELIEF MAP, EASTBAY HILLS FIRE HAZARD, TRINITY BIOREGION PROJECT Maps (Part of the Klamath GIS Project). BERKELEY POLICE DEPARTMENT GIS Sample Map, BERKELEY BIKE 3-D Perspective View, EMAP-the EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program maps ". see also: A Spatial Decision Support System for Urban/Wildland Interface Fire Hazards by John Radke . GIS LINKS Page .

UC Davis Information Center for the Environment - ICE. (Director: Dr. James Quinn, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA, tel: (530) 752-4389 email: ) . The Information Center for the Environment is a cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of California, Davis and collaborators at over thirty private, state, federal, and international organizations interested in environmental protection....Projects: ICE MAPS: Interactive Natural Resources Query System, is a web-based interactive map query system built from ArcInfo AML programs. Aquatic Diversity of California, California Rivers Assessment (CARA) , CEQA Support Project California , Ecological Restoration Projects Inventory (CERPI) , California Watershed Projects Inventory (CWPI) , Guide to California Programs for Biodiversity Conservation , John Muir Exhibit (has moved to the Sierra Club Web server), Man And the Biosphere (MAB) Species Databases, Species in U.S. National Parks , SEED Environmental Education .

UC Davis ICE MAPS : Interactive California Environmental Management, Assessment, and Planning System. (Director: Dr. James Quinn, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, California 95616 USA, tel: (530) 752-4389 email: ) "Welcome to ICE MAPS, an interactive, natural resources query system for the state of California. This system uses several Web techniques that allow you to query the GIS system and databases here at ICE. The results include maps and hyper-links to other sources of information related to your choices....The ICE MAPS data layers come from a number of different sources. Some GIS data sets were developed at ICE, while others are made available courtesy of state and federal agencies. In particular, the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) contributed several of the layers. Many additional data sets are provided by the DFG through a license agreement with the Teale GIS Technology Center . Brief, descriptive meta-data for each data layer is available by selecting the name of the layer. From there, a full meta-data description from the source organization is accessible via another hyper-link....Layers Available: Administrative: Counties, California Department of Fish and Game jurisdictional boundaries, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation jurisdictional boundaries, California State Assembly Districts, California State Senate Districts, Biogeographical: CERES Bioregions, Hydrological: CalWater, California State Water Resources Control Board hydrological sub-regions, Major rivers , USGS Cataloging Units, Miscellaneous: Major cities, State highways, Major U.S. highways, Longitude-latitude grid ,USGS 1:24K quad boundaries, USGS 1:100K quad boundaries, USGS 1:250K quad boundaries. "UC Davis ICE House List California Programs for Biodiversity Conservation . : Good page of conervation links, some not found anywhere else.

UC Santa Barbara, Biogeography Lab . (Director, Dr. Frank Davis, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060, tel: (805) 893-3438 email: or Dave Stoms, phone:(805)893-7655) "The Biogeography Laboratory conducts basic and applied research on the ecology, distribution, and conservation status of species and ecosystems. Research to date has focused on the integration of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing methods for mapping and modelling at a regional scale vegetation cover types, wildlife distributions, and long-term vegetation change, as well as on methods for assessing the accuracy of vegetation maps." Projects include California Gap Analysis Project , a CD-ROM on Calif. Ecology published in ArcView Data Publisher, Sierra Nevada Network for Education and Research Page .

UC. Santa Barbara Biogeography Lab, IBM Environmental Research Program . "A Spatial Modeling and Decision Support System for Conservation of Biological Diversity...UCSB researchers are designing and testing a new prototype computational technology to address the complex problems of identifying and planning new nature reserves for conservation of biological diversity. The project is closely tied to the U.S. Biological Service's Gap Analysis Program and related efforts for multi-species conservation planning in southern California." Download Data: The UCSB IBM Environmental Research Program is doing a gap analysis of the intermountain sagebrush ecoregion. AVHRR imagery may be downloaded from this page. Maps: Intermountain Sagebrush Study Area, Vegetation Classification in SWECO, Reserve Selections in SWECO. The UCSB IBM ERP Related Publications is an excellent collection of papers in GIS based biodiversity analysis and landscape ecology.

University of California Natural Reserve System .(Natural Reserve System, University of California, 1111 Franklin Street, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200 Phone: (510) 987-0150 Fax: (510) 763-2971 Director: Alexander Glazer ...Each of our 33 sites is assigned to a UC campus, and together they comprise nearly 119,000 acres, representing a relatively pristine cross section of California's diverse natural habitats. See: .List of Reserves & Contacts . Map of Reserves . Search .

UCNRS Ano Nuevo Reserve (Steve Davenport, Long Marine Laboratory, Institute of Marine Sciences, 100 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 tel:(831) 459-4771 ) Don't miss the Wild Elephant Seal Cam! "The weather-proof camera and transmitter are solar powered and installed at North Bight Beach an area that we usually don't get to visit until September or October. The images are transmitted via radio to the Lumber company at Davenport and then phone line to the server. " GIS WORK: "Large-scale maps and aerial photographs; breeding records of pinnipeds continuous from 1967, extensive bibliography of published research, and plant surveys."

UCNRS Bodega Marine Reserve, Bodega Bay , CA e93 . ...The Reserve includes 132 hectares (326 acres) of University-owned land bordered on the north and south by State Park lands, on the east by Bodega Harbor, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

UCNRS Hastings Reserve . (Mark Stromberg, Reserve Manager, Hastings Natural History Reservation, 38601 East Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Phone (831) 659-2664 Fax (831) 659-3649 Email: ) "The Hastings Natural History Reservation lies in the foothills of coastal central California's Santa Lucia Mountains." Their database holdings include several GIS layers. GIS NEWS: "GPS will help on-site researchers to map known nesting sites of acorn woodpeckers, western bluebirds, and orioles; create grids and transects for small mammals; and enhance the reserve's computer-based geographic information system (GIS). The neighboring Oak Ridge and Boekenoogen ranches also made contributions toward the GPS purchase; they plan to use it, in cooperation with reserve management, to pinpoint common property boundaries. "

All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

Compilation & web design: Charles Convis, ESRI Conservation Program, April 2, 1996


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