The ESRI Conservation
Program is now part of the new "Special
Programs" non-profit support group at Esri (Environmental Systems Research
Institute). Through our donations, We have helped to create and develop spatial analysis, computer
mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) capability among thousands
of non-profit organizations and individual projects of all sizes and types
worldwide. We've also been part of the founding and international work of the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) .
NEW: For more info, photos, film and current news please check our GEONET SITE
For GIS software grants, please use the Conservation Program web form. For any questions regarding grants of maintenance, training, conference passes, data, support needs, legacy reasons, problems with the webform please feel free to contact us directly (ecp2 at esri dot com) (see also: esri Special Programs/Grants: Education . Disaster . Nonprofit . Conservation)
New Calif Native Plant Society/Calif Dept Fish & Wildlife Map/App Page
Vegetation Explorer App, Tutorials, Links to data, ECP Vegetation Cartography Project
New: Esri's "Science of Where" : after years providing powerful tools for scientists, Esri is now working more deeply in GIS as an important science in it's own right.
New: Official SCGIS International Facebook Page
New Calif Native Plant Society/Calif Dept Fish & Wildlife/National Park Service Ecological map, part of the ECP National Vegetation Cartography Project (more maps below) (Note as of Jun 2019, Google Chrome is having issues displaying webmaps, however firefox, explorer, safari and edge all work fine)
Ecol Society America talk on a national ecological map overlay
Calif Naturalists talk on how maps & images change the world
Calif Naturalists Blog Post on GIS & Natural History
3d European SCGIS Conference Page
SCGIS International Chapter Guide Public Draft Released
"Conservation Tech" blog/group on Geonet!
2016 Proceedings now LIVE! Now adding Training Course Proceedings PDFs and Map Gallery PDF's
2015 Proceedings now LIVE! Now adding Training Course Proceedings PDFs and Map Gallery PDF's
Now adding Scholar Profiles and abstracts from 2014 conference
ECP ArcGIS online site: (groups, shared data, ecological map services)
2016 Developer Summit Proceedings just released
New Drone2Map blog series
ECP National Vegetation Cartography Project: USFS Landfire application
Scgis Scholar Web GIS Training: Map Gallery
Scgis Scholar Profiles:(2015) . 2016
Scgis Proceedings (now being posted for all prior conferences)
Conservation Planning textbook: The Craighead Center For Landscape Conservation is a national scientific center using GIS to advance conservation theory and make it more available and applicable to practicioners and land planners worldwide. "Conservation Planning" was co-edited by Dr. Lance Craighead and Charles Convis and published by esri press.
Conservation Mapping Contest
ArcGis for NGO's! ESRI's NGO/NPO now offers nonprofits 1-year subscriptions to ArcGis for an annual admin fee. These are download only with no phone tech support but easy to order.
Ecp Cartography Project:: Santa Monica Mts iNaturalist Observer Behavior vs Ecosystems demonstration
ECP National Vegetation Cartography Project: USGS Gap Landcover