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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)


Ducks Unlimited, Tn e94 .(Dick Kempka, GIS Director, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN, 38120 USA, tel: (901)758-3795 fax: (901)758-3850 email:dkempka@ducks.org) "DU is recognized as the world's authority on wetlands and waterfowl conservation. To reach the waterfowl population goals of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, DU pioneered the approach of developing plans for the entire continent. DU's Continental Conservation Plan has played a major role in boosting North America's waterfowl population by more than 50 percent since 1993." DU GIS Program: "Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology enables DU to determine where our habitat work will be most effective. Combining satellite images with other information, such as wetland densities, land-use practices, land ownership, wildlife use, and more; DU's GIS specialists produce digital "thunderstorm" maps. These maps graphically display land use and also can be used to assess results once projects are complete. " Canada geese tracking is a new web site designed to follow the migratory progress of tagged geese, byDr. Richard Malecki and Dr. Bruce Batt, DU's chief biologist.

Electronic Resources on Ornithology (by Christopher Majka & Empty Mirrors Press email: %20natural@chebucto.ns.ca ) "on-line versions of some publications on birds written by Christopher Majka. "

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton PA c96 . (1700 Hawk Mountain Road, KEMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA 19529-9449, Info Line: (610) 756-6000 Offices: 610-756-6961 Fax: 610-756-4468 GIS contact: Mark Monroe) "Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a 2,380-acre nature preserve straddling the Kittatinny Ridge in eastern Pennsylvania. Established in 1934, Hawk Mountain was the world's first refuge devoted to the protection of birds of prey...Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is conducting its first ever biological inventory of its property. ..The goals of the inventory are to derive species lists for the Sanctuary, map unique communites of species distributions, and survey for rare and endangered species. All records will be entered into a GIS (Geographic Information System) and mapped along with physiographic and cultural attributes of the site."

Hawk Watch International, Ut . (HawkWatch International P.O. Box 660 Salt Lake City, UT 84110-0660; (801) 524-8511 (800) 726-HAWK email: webmaster@hawkwatch.org or hawkwatch@juno.com) HawkWatch International is a non-profit membership organization staffed primarily by volunteers. We monitor and promote the conservation of eagles, hawks and other birds of prey throughout the Western Hemisphere. We also provide public and classroom environmental education programs.

International Crane Foundation, Baraboo WI c95 . (P.O. Box 447, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447 USA, Tel: 608-356-9462 Fax: 608-356-9465 Contact: Jeb Barzen, email %20jeb.icf@baraboo.com) "The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grasslands communities on which they depend"...GIS Program: "We have been developing a GIS for data entry and analysis of observations of wild Sandhill Cranes in central Wisconsin...The study produces tens of thousands of point observations of crane location, behavior, and habitat per field season. Analysis of the data will consist of identifying patterns in time and place using overlays with other data layers such as habitat/land cover polygons, wetland maps, and maps of crane home ranges and breeding sites." Another major project is "remote sensing study of habitat change over the last 4 decades in the Zambezi River delta of Mozambique...To evaluate ecological change, ICF is comparing aerial photos from the 1960s and 1970s, and Landsat data from the 1970s and 1990s. " The third major project is the study of crane migrations in Asia. "ICF's Director, Dr. George Archibald, placed a satellite tracking radio transmitter on a Black-Necked crane in Bhutan early in 1998. Using a network of satellites to triangulate the transmitter, the bird's position was recorded several times per day for a period of several months during the crane's migration to Tibet in the spring of 1998. The location fixes were emailed to ICF, where we updated a coordinate file used to create a point theme showing the bird's progress on its migration route."

LANIUS Software, Ca . (4105 Shadow Brook Ct., Fairfield, CA 94585. tel:707-864-8279 email at: birdshrike@cs.com.) "offers a variety of database applications and also provides expert database consultant services at competitive prices. Although we build any application to meet your specifications, we specialize in custom design of sighting or occurrence database applications, including bird watching software."

Los Angeles County Breeding Bird Atlas, CA c96 . (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007. tel:(213) 745-BIRD (745-2473), fax:(213) 746-2999 Contact Mark Wimer, mailto:mwimer@ix.netcom.com (note 11-99 Mark Wimer is leaving for a position at the USGS BRD Patuxent River Station) "The Los Angeles County Breeding Bird Atlas is a project sponsored by Los Angeles Audubon Society and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in cooperation with other Los Angeles County Audubon Chapters. Atlas Project volunteers began field work in Spring 1995 in an effort to map the breeding ranges of the 200 or so bird species nesting in the county. The ultimate goal is to publish an atlas containing those maps as well as detailed accounts for each species." GIS STATUS: "Organizations that have already benefited from the Los Angeles County Breeding Bird Atlas data and maps made possible in part by the CTSP grant include: - university professors and students working on a particular species and wanting distribution information. - US Forest Service biologists wanting information to help manage certain areas. - biological consultants working in a certain area, looking for endangered species. - Local conservation groups wanting breeding evidence to help protect open space. - US Fish and Game and other agency biologists looking to amass statewide distribution information for a certain species. "...Maps of Atlas Regions, Breeding Distribution, and volunteer Coverage.

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Ma e95 . (Linda Leddy, President Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences P.O. Box 1770, Manomet, MA 02345 U.S.A. Tel: 508 224-6521 Fax: 508 224-9220 GIS Contact: Elizabeth P. Mallory, Ph. D.email: %20epmallory@manomet.org) "For over 25 years, Manomet has built science-based collaborative solutions to environmental problems. Through our partnerships we continue to expand that initiative to find sustainable solutions to complex environmental and socio-economic issues. Manomet's goal is to craft solutions to these issues consistent with the best available scientific information. Focus areas: 1.Sustainable Forestry, 2.Wetlands Conservation, 3.Sustainable Fisheries, 4.Avian Biodiversity . see: US Shorebird Conservation Plan . see: Division of Conservation Forestry . Shifting Mosaic Forestry Model: "In Maine, with over 10 million acres of industrial timberland, Manomet is working to integrate economic and ecological goals. Together with two of Maine’s major forest products companies, Manomet is testing a new forest management model, called the "Shifting Mosaic," to see if both goals can be met on private commercial timberland. The results of testing the model on the landscape are communicated to the public regularly through a "stakeholder council," which includes environmental groups, loggers, mill workers, government, community leaders, and others. The immediate goal is to provide to the public information about forestry and forest ecology so responsible public policy can be developed." see also: Sustainable Forestry Research and Information Center .

National Audubon Society, Ny . (700 Broadway; New York, NY 10003 . tel:212 979 3000 fax:212 979 3188 email: %20webmaster@list.audubon.org ) Named after John James Audubon, the American ornithologist, naturalist, and wildlife painter, the National Audubon Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Electronic Activism Information Sources .Desktop Activist Guide: Know What's Happening In Congress .Links to other Birding Sites.. Links to chapters..

North American Breeding Bird Survey, Md . (Sauer, J. R., J. E. Hines, G. Gough, I. Thomas, and B. G. Peterjohn. 1997. The North American Breeding Bird Survey Results and Analysis. Version 96.4. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD ) "The BBS Home Page is a source of information about distributions and population changes of North American birds. It is also a tool for learning about birds, with with connections to the ID tips with pictures of common North American birds and quizzes on bird distribution and identification. The BBS is a large-scale survey of North American birds. It is a roadside survey, primarily covering the continental United States and southern Canada, although survey routes have recently been initiated in Alaska and northern Mexico. The BBS was started in 1966, and the over 3,500 routes are surveyed in June by experienced birders. ". .Distribution Maps: "These are relative abundance maps, estimated over the interval 1982-1996. ", Trend Maps. . Clickable Abundance Maps : "This program allows you to estimate mean abundance from BBS data for any species, at any location in the survey area. " Dont miss: Geographic and Temporal Analysis of Winter Bird Populations : "Here, CBC results are presented as both large-scale maps of average, effort-adjusted abundance, and as maps that allow users to access all information available for any location in North America. "

New Jersey Audubon Society, Ny e95 . (9 Hardscrabble Road, PO Box 126, Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924, (908) 204-8998 E-mail: hq@njaudubon.org.. NJAS Web: Chris Baker, (609) 861-0700 cmbo@njaudubon.org ) "The New Jersey Audubon Society (NJAS) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJAS has no connection with the National Audubon Society...In 1975 the New Jersey Audubon Society founded the Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO Center for Research and Education, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. tel: 609-861-0700, Cape May Birding Hotline (609-861-0466), E-mail: cmbo2@njaudubon.org . Hours: Daily, 10-5 ) as a leader in education, research, conservation, and recreational birding programs". CMBO also operates the New Jersey Breeding Bird Atlas: "Our Breeding Bird Atlas Project is working to map the distribution of New Jersey's breeding birds. The information on both the common and rare species will give us baseline data for tracking bird population trends in the state. "


All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

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

 

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