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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)

Keeping Track, Inc. c96 (P.O. Box 444, Huntington, VT, 05462, Phone: 802-434-7000, Fax: 802-434-5383, E-mail: Keeping Track's mission is to inspire community participation in the wtewardship of wildlife habitat. Keeping Track, Inc. maintains a database of monitoring information that undergoes regular quality assurance. Over time, the data set will become increasingly powerful in discerning regional patterns of wildlife use and trends in population levels.

Lakes Environmental Association, e92 (102 Main Street Bridgeton, ME, 04009, Phone: 207-647-8580, E-mail: lakes@megalink). The Lakes Environmental Association is a private, non-profit organization founded in Naples, Maine in 1970 to protect the water quality and watersheds of the Sebago-Long Lake Region. The Association serves the towns of Bridgton, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Sweden, and Waterford as well as Sebago Lake. The organization's advanced GIS computer mapping system zooms in and identifies the source of problems in any watershed. Check out the Holt Pond Nature Area Map, and Watershed Modeling Both give a detailed overview of their GIS research and their work.

The Lands Council, cm97 (432 W. First Ave., Suite 240, Spokane, WA, 99201, Phone: 509-838-4912). The Lands Council is a local grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the quality of life in the Inland Northwest. Our work is centered in the inland Columbia River watershed: Eastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon, Northern Idaho and Western Montana.

Laurentian RC&D Council, cs97 (4850 Miller Trunk Hwy, 3B Duluth, MN, 55811, Phone: 218-720-5225, Fax: 218-720-3129, E-mail: Laurentian RC&D Council is a nonprofit organization sponsoring resource conservation and rural development projects in Minnesota. Among the services they provide to area landowners are: GIS transfer, watershed best management practices, educational projects, and the promotion of forestry, agriculture and agroforestry.

LightHawk (P.O. Box 653, Lander WY 82520, Phone: 307-332-3242, Fax: 307-332-1641, E-mail: LightHawk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental aviation organization. As such, we are an unusual hybrid: our mission is environmental but our method is aviation. In particular, we are a volunteer-based aviation organization with more than 100 current volunteer pilots who donate time, expertise, and the use of their aircraft. Through our flights, we have assited, supported and strengthened the efforts of hundreds of environmental organizations, government agencies, indigenous groups, and scientific institutions throughout the western hemisphere.

Maine Audubon Society, c95 c97 (20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, Maine, 04105, Phone: 207-781-2330, Fax: 207-781-0974, E-mail: Since its inception in 1843 as the Portland Society of Natural History, the Maine Audubon Society has become one of New England's leading regional organizations for environmental advocacy and education. Maine Audubon is dedicated to the protection, conservation, and enhancement of Maine's ecosystems through the promotion of individual understanding and actions. Valuing The Nature Of Maine is a bibliography of the economic role of Maine's woods and wildlife.

Maine Bureau of Geology and Natural Areas. (22 State House Station Augusta, Maine, 04333 Telephone: 207-287-2801 E-mail: The Bureau provides the people of Maine with quality information to facilitate informed decision-making for natural resource management, economic development, conservation planning, and regulation; to provide public assistance; and to promote education. The Maine Natural Areas Program's mission is to ensure the maintenance of Maine's natural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. MNAP facilitates informed decision-making in development planning, conservation, and natural resources management.

Massachusetts Audubon Society, e94 (208 South Great Road, Lincoln, Mass., 01773, Phone: 781-259-9500) The Massachusetts Audubon Society is the largest conservation organization in New England. Concentrating its efforts in Massachusetts, the Society has protected more than 28,000 acres of conservation land/wildlife habitat, conducts nature education programs for 200,000 children annually, and advocates for sound environmental policies." Check out their clickable Map of Sanctuaries.

Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) (1515 East Sixth Ave., Helena, MT 59620-1800, Phone: 406 444-5354). A program of the Montana State Library, NRIS makes information on Montana's natural resources easily and readily accessible. Serving government agencies, business and industry, and private citizens, NRIS operates a clearinghouse and referral service to link users with the best sources of information and service. Its GIS program is a clearinghouse for GIS databases and provides services to state, federal, private, nonprofit and public groups or individuals needing access to GIS technology.

Mountain Area Information Network (34 Wall Street, Suite 407, Asheville North Carolina 28801, Phone: 704-255-0182, Fax: 704-254-2286, E-mail: In the tradition of rural electric cooperatives, MAIN is one of the few community networks in the United States to seek sustainability by operating as a non-profit Internet cooperative. In rural areas where major institutional support for community networking is rare, enabling citizens to use their Internet dollars to support their local community network is imperative. Don't Miss: Spatial Data and GIS in Western North Carolina, Landscape Ecology tutorials, The Citizen's Guide to Spatial Data and the NSDI, and Geographic Information Resources, a link to online data resources.

Updated April, 2003


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