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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for
conservation geography, 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)
California League of Conservation Voters, Ca e97.
(1212 Broadway, Suite 630 Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 271-0900
FAX: (510) 271-0901 Gis contact: Sarah Rose, Political Director
firstname.lastname@example.org) " The California League of Conservation Voters
will use ArcView and GIS technology to better understand our membership.
A geographic representation of our membership will allow us to provide
better and more specific information about environmental issues in their
local community. GIS Technology will also provide us the ability to represent
to our members and to other environmental organizations who is the appropriate
elected representative for areas with particular environmental issues,
eg. air or water quality problems, environmental justice violations, proximity
to pollutions sources, etc. " Don't Miss the Environmental
Conception Coast Project, Ca c98
(32 West Anapamu Street, #331, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 tel:(805) 687-2073
email:email@example.com ) "The Conception Coast region is a
watershed-defined region of the South-Central Coast. The region serves
as a geologic, topographic and climatic transition zone supporting a rich
diversity of ecosystems. These ecosystems harbor approximately 1,400 native
species, of which more than 140 are endemic to the region....The CCP Science
Program is divided into two complementary efforts: 1) gathering and providing
ecological information to the key players in the land use process, namely
land trusts, environmental nonprofit organizations, and eventually government
agencies, and 2) developing a reserve design for the region via the Landscape
Mosaic Evaluation Process (LMEP)....The LMEP is a methodology that integrates
a range of scientific knowledge, digital and non-digital information,
analytical techniques, and feedback from the community into a geographic
information system (GIS) to provide a decision support reference for land-use
planning. The LMEP will result in a variety in products, including maps
of existing resources, a ranking of landscapes of priority for conservation,
alternative landscape mosaics that would protect ecological integrity,
and recommendations for a long term land preservation and management strategy."
Coyote Creek Riparian Station, Ca c98.
program moved to San Francisco Bay
Bird Observatory)(P.O. Box 1027 Alviso, California U.S.A.) "CCRS
has been working for over fifteen years to understand the processes that
make riparian ecosystems and riparian habitats such valuable habitats.
During the last five years we have heavily depended on GPS and GIS to
1. Collect and analyze the data, 2. Display our findings, and 3. Provide
access to these data via the web, and provide the impetus to analyze creek
and watershed issues on a regional basis. " The San
Francisquito Creek watershed project data is now available at the
San Francisco Estuary Institute Site.
Endangered Species Recovery Program, Fresno CA c95. (Endangered Species Recovery
Program, 1900 N. Gateway #101, Fresno, CA 93727, Tel: 559 453 1103, GIS
Contact: Scott Phillips Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) The Endangered Species
Recovery Program is a cooperative research program on biodiversity conservation
in central California, administered by California State University, Stanislaus
Foundation. Site includes vegetation
map of the Project Area. and Free
GIS coverages download area. "Since our CTSP GIS award, we have
built the most comprehensive database of upland species in the San Joaquin
Valley and other parts of Central California. Through cooperation with
other organizations and agencies, we have been able to share data and
build a base GIS system for use in regional planning of endangered species
Protection Information Center, Ca e97. (P.O. Box 397, Garberville,
CA 95542, tel:(707) 923-2931 Fax:923-4210 email: email@example.com) "The
Environmental Protection Information Center in Garberville, CA. has been
working to protect biodiversity and ancient forests on the North Coast
of California for over a decade. Our current focus is protecting Headwaters
Forest, the largest unprotected ancient redwood forest in the world. "
see their Activist
Resources page. see the Intertribal
Sinkyone Wilderness Council. and Friends
of Gilham Butte reports.
Forest Sentinels In Science, Inc, Mcloud CA c96
(Box 888-801 Oak St., McCloud CA tel: 916-964-3153, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Friends of Gilham Butte, Ca.
Friends of Gilham Butte reports.
Klamath Forest Alliance, Ca.
(P.O. Box 820, Etna, Calif. 96029, (530) 467-5405, email@example.com.)
"Klamath Forest Alliance (KFA), a nonprofit organization, was
formed in 1989 as a powerful local voice for the forest ecosystems and
human communities of this area. KFA supports a small staff and a large
network of volunteers on issues ranging from local to national in scope."
GIS Project, Ca 95. (Douglas Allen Dept. of Landscape Architecture
202 Wurster Hall University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 email:
firstname.lastname@example.org . Gis Contact: Phil Towle See also under Trinity
Community GIS ) "This online catalogue provides information
about GIS data sets that exist in the Klamath area. The catalogue was
designed in a series of development workshops held around the Province
with the input of over 150 Klamath based GIS users from agencies, businesses
and non-governmental organizations."
Greenbelt Alliance, CA e93 c96.
(Main Office: 530 Bush Street, Suite 303, San Francisco CA 94108
PH: (415)398-3730 FAX: (415)398-6530 Exec. Director:
Tom Steinbach.) "Greenbelt Alliance is the leading land conservation
organization in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area. Formed in 1958,
our mission is to protect the 3.8 million acre Greenbelt of farmlands,
watersheds, parks and other productive open space through citizen action,
research and education, and advocacy. "...Don't miss their great
collection of GIS Analyses
Maps of At-Risk Lands.
Greeninfo Network, Ca. (GreenInfo
Network, 116 New Montgomery Suite 640, San Francisco CA 94105, email:
email@example.com, PH: 415-979-0343, FAX: 415-543-1093, Larry Orman,
Director) "We're here to help nonprofits and public service organizations
take advantage of the power of Geographic Information Systems -- computer
based mapping. Established in 1996, our primary focus is California, although
we also do limited work in other parts of the U.S." Begun as a project
of the Greenbelt Alliance in 1995, Greeninfo Network currently manages
the Conservation Technology Support Program, a joint ESRI-HP GIS grants
program. Don't miss:
What you can DO with GIS.
What you need to use GIS.
Data available to our associates. and
Great GIS links.
Mattole Restoration Council, Ca e94. (PO Box 160, Petrolia, CA 95558
tel:(707) 629-3509 email:firstname.lastname@example.org. GIS Contact: F. Jeremy Wheeler)
"In the fall of 1997 we at the Mattole Restoration Council (MRC)
received a great boon to our work in the form of an ESRI Environmental
Conservation Program (ECP) grant of PC ARC/INFO, ArcView 3.0a, Spatial
Analyst 3.0 and two training courses in Redlands for our GIS technician.
Thus began our GIS program, fulfilling a goal held by the MRC for over 5
years. In one short year our accomplishments with our GIS program have
exceeded our greatest expectations. This work has become "absolutely
indispensable," as put by one of our colleagues working towards the restoration
and conservation of the Mattole Watershed. We have amassed an extensive collection
of GIS data focused on the Mattole Watershed. We have developed maps that
are integral parts of proposals and campaigns to protect critical forest lands
from inappropriate logging. We have completed a GIS-based watershed analysis
for our turbidity monitoring project. We have digitized our own old-growth
forest layer. We have aided other local conservation groups such as the
Mattole Salmon Group, and Sanctuary Forest, Inc. in their mapping needs.
We have contributed data to a widely distributed CD ROM called KRIS COHO
which is aimed at disseminating scientific information to the public regarding
Pacific Lumber Company's Habitat Conservation Plan. The list of accomplishments
goes on and on. In 1999 we are moving forward with our GIS program, including
community GIS education, data development, and continued service to the restoration
and conservation workers of the Mattole Valley." see also
The Mattole Restoration Council: Cooperation or Conflict? (by Freeman
House): "Controversy about timber harvest practices in the Mattole
(and elsewhere in the Klamath Province) is old enough to buy a drink in
California. Most of the arguments have centered on the California Forest
Practices Act, a book of rules that has grown to formidable size as understanding
of forest health has grown more sophisticated. Enforcing the rules adequately
would require that the Departments of Forestry, Fish & Game, and Water
Quality double and triple their current level of field staffing...The
gap has been filled by a small army of volunteer citizen paralegals who
spend their evenings wrestling with the Forest Practice Act in the hope
of slowing down the disappearance of the forests and fisheries that contribute
so much to their quality of life. This little army is often out-gunned
by a smaller but much more well-compensated platoon of lawyers whose charge
it is to keep things as they are....For the twelve or so years that the
Mattole Restoration Council (MRC) has been monitoring THPs in the Mattole
basin, it has done its share of letter writing. But rather than pursuing
litigation, the MRC has worked to attempt to solve the problems of interpretation
while standing on the site under discussion with the landowner and the
RPF, and where possible, with the neighbors who are most likely to be
affected. With surprising regularity, we have found that when the arguments
are refocused on how an actual stream crossing is to be designed or which
trees are actually going to be cut, it is possible for many disputes to
be resolved both in the context of landscape health and in the context
of the landowner's economic needs.....By taking a cooperative and site-specific
approach to a particular timber harvest plan, we began to learn to deal
with the landscape on its own terms, rather than exclusively through the
generic lens of science or centralized regulations. We didn't come up
with a one-equation-fits-all answer to the question of how to codify the
zero net sediment regulation. But we did witness a forest that had given
up a sizable volume of building materials while maintaining its moist
cool tree-growing soils along with the habitat structures that support
Mendocino Environmental Center, Ca.
(106 W. Standley Ukiah, CA 95482 Phone: (707) 468-1660 Fax: (707) 462-2370
Contact person: Lynda McClure email: mailto:email@example.com)
"The Mendocino Environmental Center is a nonprofit organization which
began in March 1987 with the purpose of promoting the conservation, restoration
and wise use of the Earth's natural resources and to provide a facility where
the public can work together to achieve this purpose.