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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)


The Dolphin Project Ga, e96 (P.O. Box 10323 Savannah, Ga., 31412, info@thedolphinproject.org). The Dolphin Project (TDP) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization engaged in conducting a long-term, scientific study of Tursiops truncatus (Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin) primarily in Georgia (US) estuarine waters. TDP members conduct field research using 16-35 foot boats in sounds and tidal rivers from Hilton Head, SC to Fernandina Beach, FL. It uses GIS to study seasonal and long-term trends in the distribution and abundance of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin population in the barrier island regions of southern South Carolina and Georgia.

The Fish and Wildlife Information Exchange, Va (Conservation Management Institute
College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, 203 W. Roanoke St., Blacksburg, VA, 24061,
Phone: 540-231-7348, Fax: 540-231-7019, E-mail: lborge@vt.edu). The Fish and Wildlife Information Exchange (FWIE) is a Division within the Conservation Management Institute which is housed within the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech. It is a technical assistance center, data analysis center, and information clearinghouse for fish, wildlife, and land management agencies and organizations.The FWIE has been actively involved in assisting state, federal, tribal, and nongovernmental organizations in the development of species information systems and databases since 1985. Its GIS expertise includes GAP analysis, Remote Sensing, and Telemetry. GIS contact: Scott Klopfer, sklopfer@vt.edu.

Institute for Fisheries Resources, Ca c99 . (Building 991 (Coast Guard Bldg.) PO Box 29196 San Francisco CA 94129-0196 tel:(415)561-3474 fax:(415)561-5464 email:fish1ifr@aol.com GIS Contact: Dr. Jan Derksen, 77 Avenue of the Giants, Phillipsville, CA 95559 tel:(707) 923-2707 email:derksen@asis.com ) "The Instititue for Fisheries Resources is a not for profit organization dedicated to the study, protection and enhancement of both marine and anadromous biological resources on the Pacific coast of the United States and Canada....Watershed protection groups must have access to the best scientific information available in order to meaningfully participate in resource management decisions or to hold regulatory agencies and private companies accountable for the protection of public trust resources. Over the next year, the Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR) will assist watershed groups from the Gualala River to north of Humboldt Bay to greatly improve their access to information on regional fisheries, water quality and watershed conditions, including the use of GIS, and will help provide that data in an easily usable and transportable format....The Institute recently completed the KRIS Coho pilot project demonstrating the application of the KRIS technology to coastal California. We collected and provided comprehensive fisheries and water quality information regarding Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO) holdings and surrounding watersheds as part of the public comment and analysis of PALCO's recently submitted Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). More information on this project can be accessed at the IFR KRIS Coho web site: . One thousand (1000) database CDS were printed and delivered to agency personnel, watershed groups and other interested parties through a number of local grass roots organizations. Over 500 people attended training and orientation sessions for KRIS Coho in locations from Arcata to San Francisco." Don't Miss: Modeling Shallow Landslides: The KRIS Coho slope processes model: "KRIS Coho slope modeling approach will also soon be adopted by CDF and CDMG for determining the risk of debris slides. Vegetation type maps were used extensively as pictures within KRIS Coho database relating watershed conditions to sediment levels downstream....KRIS Coho uses models developed by Montgomery and Dietrich (1994), Shaw (1996) and Pack and Tarboton (1998) to show areas of high risk for shallow landslides and debris sliding. The SINMAP package, freely available from the internet, is the best starting place for users who are new to landslide modeling issues and want to learn more. The models run in the program ArcView with Spatial Analyst. They take into account the concentration of water as it flows downhill and the steepness of the slope. The model, which predicts the locations with the highest risk of slope failures, was applied to the Stafford area as a test. A U.S. Geologic Survey 1:24,000 scale contour map was transformed by the LandInfo corporation into a 10 meter DEM, a file with elevation data at 10 meter intervals for the analysis area (ordinary DEMs available from the USGS have 30 meter intervals and are too coarse). " Their other online maps and analyses include: Vegetation Types Modeling, Roads and Erosion, Cumulative Watershed Effects, The Palco HCP, Stream Temperature, Sediment in Streams, Riparian Conditions, Watershed Conditions, Flow and Climate Data, Fish Populations, Fish Habitat Data, Sensitive Amphibians, Aquatic Insects .

International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA), Dc . (444 N. Capitol St., N.W., Suite 544, Washington, D.C. 20001 U.S.A Phone: (202) 624-7890; Fax: (202) 624-7891 Email: iafwa@sso.org )." The International Association was founded in 1902 and is a quasi-governmental organization of public agencies charged with the protection and management of North America's fish and wildlife resources. The Association's governmental members include the fish and wildlife agencies of the states, provinces, and federal governments of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Programs: Teaming With Wildlife, Partners In Flight." . IAFWA Teaming With Wildlife Program . As a cooperative effort between state fish and wildlife agencies, state parks and the customers and businesses of the outdoors, Teaming With Wildlife will provide much needed funding for every state to implement important conservation strategies and to provide greater recreational and educational opportunities for millions of Americans. Automated WildlifeData Systems . Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation .

IAFWA Partners In Flight Program . (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USGS BRD) Partners in Flight - Compañeros en Vuelo was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. The initial focus was on species that breed in the Nearctic (North America) and winter in the Neotropics (Central and South America), but the focus has spread to include most landbirds.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Information Systems, Ky e97 (#1 Game Farm Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 tel:502-564-4406 fax:502-564-6508 mailto://kwethington@mail.state.ky.us) ."We are stewards of Kentucky's fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. We manage for the perpetuation of these resources and their use by present and future generations. " . Kentucky Species Information : Databases and distribution maps of Kentucky wildlife species . KFWIS Species Database: County and USGS Quadrangle Distribution Lists: "This link has been added to provide county and 1:24,000 Quadrangle scale distribution datasets. These datasets were originally populated in the late 1980's through early 1990's...This query is built run-time and accesses our SQL database. " . Live GIS Mapping of Reintroduction of Elk in Kentucky : "Kentucky has been void of elk since the 1800's. This restoration project , funded in large part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will span 3-4 years. Up to 1200 elk will be released into the Appalachia ecosystem (and tracked live via an Esri IMS website.)...The application can be broken down into three phases: Phase one is the mapping of the capture site and the movement of the animals to Eastern Kentucky. Phase two will be the mapping of the elk in Kentucky for the first three to four weeks (dependant on life of the collar batteries). Phase three will be the long-term mapping of the elk with update intervals every two-four weeks. Kentucky GAP website & Maps. "At this site we offer an educational resource for those wishing to keep up-to-date with the status of Gap Analysis in Kentucky as well as providing a method for serious communication with our many collaborators and other GAP professionals. Our intention is to provide an interesting site not only for those with a casual interest in biodiversity planning or Gap Analysis, but also for those with professional or scientific interest in the direction and progress of our project. " . Kentucky Breeding Bird Atlas Database . Includes both single species online maps, and statewide analyses .

Newton County Wildlife Association, Ar c98 . (POB 189, Jasper, AR 72641-0189 tel:870 861 5600 email:ncwa@yournet.com GIS Contact: Simon Overbey ) "The Newton County Wildlife Association (NCWA) is a grassroots environmental organization (part of the Heartwood association) established in 1975 to stop the United States Forest Service (USFS) native hardwood-to-non-native-pine forest conversion program and eliminate the aerial spraying of the Ozark National Forest (ONF) hardwood forests with the herbicides 2,4D and 2,4,5T. Using on-the-ground research, public outreach, and the federal court system, the USFS aerial spraying campaign was dropped in the ONF, setting a precedent for other successful legal challenges to USFS aerial herbicide spraying programs throughout the country....The NCWA continuously monitors, responds to crises, and engages the USFS about ONF management issues. The NCWA is in the process of preparing a Citizen's Management Alternative (CMA) to the USFS new 10 year LRMP. The CMA is an ecological and environmental approach to forest management for the Ozark National Forest and focuses primarily on watershed management, habitat protection, and recreation....Our field research will be used to develop area maps depicting actual forest conditions including, general forest types and stand conditions, distribution of threatened, endangered, and sensitive species, general landscape features, special plant or plant communities, forest roads and road conditions, forest trails and conditions, and watershed features. These maps will be used to illustrate the quality of the forest in these headwaters, to develop management plans which respect our natural resources, and to help educate the public about our resources and about alternatives to standard USFS forest management. In developing the CMA, we have been collecting data in the field as well as from the USFS, and entering the information into a very basic GIS." . Newletters .

Predator Conservation Alliance, Mt. . (P.O. Box 6733 Bozeman, Montana 59771 Telephone (406) 587-3389 | Fax (406) 587-3178 | E-mail mailto:pca@predatorconservation.org ) "Predator Conservation Alliance works to conserve and restore ecosystem integrity by protecting predators and their habitats" Don't miss their GIS work with the Ecology Center on the Roads Scholar Project, "Since its inception in the fall of 1993, the Roads Scholar Project has focused on roads and their impacts. "Roads Scholars" conduct field-based inventories of wildlife habitat areas and watersheds in the Northern Rockies. We share our results from our work with federal and state agencies, interested citizens and organizations across the region. " also see . Forest Predator Protection, Reforming the Federal "Wildlife Services" Program, Prairie Dog/Grassland Conservation .

Tom´s Wildlife Telemetry Clearinghouse, Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany . Thomas Weiss e-mail: thwes@stud.uni-sb.de Lindenring 159 su16pmtw@rz.uni-sb.de D-82024 Taufkirchen tom.weiss@rz.uni-sb.de tel: +49-89-614 40 634 GERMANY fax: +49-89-614 40 636

Biotelemetry Resource Links, Wy . (Jack Goldstein jgoldste@wyoming.com )"This server is provided as a service to researchers using biotelemetry as a means for collecting data to further their research."

Umpqua Fishermen's Association, Or e97 .. (Umpqua Fishermen's Association P.O. Box 2083, Roseburg OR 97470 tel:(541) 459-9343 fax:(541) 459-5227 email:JLGreen@rosenet.net ) "We are a fish conservation organization which has worked on salmon stream rehabilitation and fish rearing for 16 years with our state fish folks. Now the watchword is habitat restoration, and the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are telling us what they are going to do, etc. They have this huge data base and mapping project, and all these watershed assessments, very detailed about roads and shallow soils and condition of the trees. But they aren't interested in where the fish are spawning NOW. We want to be able to show this information, so that we know what to protect first to save what fish we do have. But to do so, we have to dig it out of steam surveys past and present, interview fish surveyors (some of them our own volunteers), and get it into map form. So we want to be able to display current and "immediate past" fisheries information in GIS form. "

Wildlife at California National Parks . Wildlife at California National Parks. These listings come from the National Park Service's NPFauna Database. Search the lists (WAIS-indexed searching).

Wildlife Ecology Software Server, Il . (Robert Diehl and Ronald Larkin Illinois Natural History Survey 607 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA Telephone: (217) 244-0371 Fax: (217) 333-6294) "This site continues to develop as a clearinghouse for wildlife ecology related software."


All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

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

 

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