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Thursday, October 24 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Enhancing Conservation Efforts in Wisconsin

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Long used in larger conservation organizations to enhance their work, GIS is now being applied productively by smaller conservation organizations who previously lacked the resources to do little more than create some occasional maps. Learn how GIS is helping Wisconsin land trusts and the Lake Superior Reserve to carry out their missions. Gathering Waters has created a statewide database of all members' interests in land that feeds a dashboard, allowing staff, elected officials and the public to see and explore the cumulative conservation impact of land trusts across the state. Further, Landmark Conservancy, working with Gathering Waters and The Nature Conservancy, is refining their proactive land conservation practices to focus on "resilient and connected landscapes" to create focus areas for future projects by using GIS to bring together a wealth of data, in particular TNC's Resilient and Connected Landscapes data. Finally, you will hear how GIS is being applied to several projects for the Lake Superior Reserve, including detailed habitat mapping, developing a 5-year management plan, and creating a "site profile" for the Reserve.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Koutnik

Mike Koutnik

Board Member/Secretary/Past Chair, Gathering Waters/Lake Superior Reserve
A 25-year veteran of Esri, Mike is experiencing a sort of homecoming. He was first introduced to GIS in 1988 while doing volunteer work for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. He has continued to stay involved in the area, helping applying GIS to efforts related to the environment... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Main Meeting Room Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion 2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

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