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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)

RESTORE: The North Woods, cm95 (P.O. Box 1099, Concord, MA, 01742, Phone: 978-287-0320, Fax: 978-287-5771, E-mail: RESTORE is a non-profit, grassroots organization whose purpose is to restore and preserve the ecological integrity of the North Woods ecoregion of the U.S. and Canada through public awareness and citizen activism.

Rocky Mountain Ecosystem Coalition e94 (610 8th Avenue, Suite 921, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 1G5). The Coalition works to promote the principles of ecosystem management and the conservation of ecological integrity and biodiversity in the Canadian Rockies, an area of over 120,000 square miles straddling the continental divide in British Columbia and Alberta. Don't miss their Maps to Slocan Valley Watersheds, and British Columbia's Level 1 Interior Watershed Assessment Procedure as a Tool for Monitoring Potential Impacts of Development on Aquatic Ecosystems in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

Rodale Institute Experimental Farm, Pa e98 (611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530, Phone: 610-683-1482, Fax: 610-683-8548). GIS Contact: Bill Heasom, E-mail: Making the vital connection between healthy soil and healthy people has been the central thrust of The Rodale Institute for more than three generations. The first task was finding agricultural solutions to major health and environmental problems. The second was proving they worked. The third is now sharing them with the world.

Scenic America, Dc c98 . (801 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Suite 300 Washington, DC 20003 Phone (202) 543-6200 Fax (202) 543-9130 . E-mail . GIS contact: Deborah Myerson "Scenic America is a national, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to to preserving and enhancing the scenic character of America's communities and countryside. We were founded in 1978 to fight billboard proliferation and reform the Highway Beautification Act. In the early 1990's we broadened our mission to embrace a broad range of scenic conservation issues...In Scenic America's "Smart Growth / Scenic Stewardship Initiative," we are helping communities integrate scenic conservation principles and practices into the movement for better land-use...GIS technology is a key opportunity to expedite the documentation of scenic and historic resources. Scenic America will work with communities along Route 15 to undertake GIS mapping of the scenic and historic landscape that is threatened by current growth patterns. Mapping these historic, scenic, natural, and cultural resources in a GIS will permit citizens and local leaders to make educated land use choices in a regional context.

Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership, Ny (c/o Mohonk Preserve, Inc. 1000 Mountain Rest Road, Mohonk Lake, New Paltz, NY, 12561, Phone: 914-255-5969, E-mail: The Partnership was formed in 1994 to protect the Shawangunk Mountains, designated by The Nature Conservancy as a "Last Great Place" in the western hemisphere. The Shawangunks Ecosystem Research Program is was designed to expand understanding of the maintenance of this endangered-species-rich landscape by investigating the description and delineation of natural communities; the influence of environmental gradients; the importance of historical events; and the development of ecological models. GIS is a vital tool in meeting the goals of the Shawangunk Ecosystem Research Program. See the habitat map here.

Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Alna ME c97 c99 (P.O. Box 125, Alna, Maine, 04535, Phone: 207-586-5616, E-mail: Established in 1969, the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association (SVCA) is a non-profit land trust and advocacy group of 300 member families. Our mission is to conserve and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Sheepscot Watershed which encompasses 320 square miles in mid-coast Maine. We currently protect more that 1,200 acres through purchases and conservation easements. This includes nearly 10 miles of Sheepscot River frontage. See the Watershed Map, as well as the GIS Support Center, for information on how the Association has incorporated GIS into its mission.

Sierra Biodiversity Institute, CA, e89 c96 (13920 Miller Rd, Nevada City, CA, 95959, Phone: 530-292-0100, E-Mail: Sierra Biodiversity Institute (SBI) was established in the summer of 1987 by Eric and Steve Beckwitt. The Institute was founded to build upon two years of success by the founders using scientific research, public programs and the media to change the management of federal lands in the Sierra Nevada. SBI was one of the very first non-profit conservation groups to use GIS for science-based conservation action. Their History details their growth and experiences incorporating GIS into the nonprofit conservation arena. Sierra Biodiversity Institute Maps include an extensive collection of ecological and roadless analysis maps of the Sierra Nevada and forest areas within, as well as ecological and GIS analysis mapping work in Siberia, India, and Washington/Oregon.

Sierra Club Northeast Office, Central Appalachia Ecoregion Task Force, Ny e98 (85 Washington St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Phone: 518-587-9166, E-mail: The Central Appalachia Ecoregion Task Force (CAER) is part of the Critical Ecoregions project - a joint project of the Sierra Club and the Sierra Foundation, and operates as a non-profit group. The Ecoregion Task force uses GIS to collect data, perform monitoring and analysis, and generate maps and reports to support three long-term conservation campaigns: 1. Maintaining & restoring wildlife and biodiversity, 2. Restoring a healthy environment, with a focus on watershed quality, and 3. Stopping suburban sprawl and creating livable cities.

The Siskiyou Project Or c99 (9335 Takilma Road, Cave Junction, OR, 97523, Phone: 541-592-4459, E-mail: GIS contact: Romain Cooper: The Siskiyou Project works to protect the ecological integrity and biodiversity of the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion...The Siskiyou Project is sponsoring the Klamath-Siskiyou Biodiversity Conservation Plan, a comprehensive study of the elements of biodiversity in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion. The scientifically based plan will help conservation groups identify priorities for protection and help set the conservation policy agenda for the region. The K-SBCP is the first project to gather complete computerized mapping data (GIS) for the Klamath-Siskiyou region, but it is also innovative and fundamentally different from other GIS mapping projects. The result is not merely a set of maps, but a policy recommendation for the conservation of biodiversity based on the principles of conservation biology and nature reserve design.

Updated: April 2003


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