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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)

Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID e92 . (566 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, Idaho 83709 Ph. 208-362-3716, Fax 208-362-2376 E-mail, ...working to conserve biological diversity and enhance environmental health of birds by focusing on management and conservation of species and their habitat, and through education and scientific investigation. see: Madagascar Project . " ...The Peregrine Fund is helping the Malagasy Government and local people solve this problem by creating two new protected areas. The first is in a wetland on the west coast of the island. It will protect almost half the breeding population of endangered Madagascar Fish Eagles. Here we are working with local people to help them become the guardians of the wetlands they share with the eagle, and which provide fish to eat and other natural resources to the people... " . other projects: Peregrine Falcon Recovery - Eastern & Central USA, Peregrine Falcon Recovery - Western US,A Aplomado Falcon Restoration, California Condor Restoration, Bald Eagle Release and Recovery, Hawaiian Bird Conservation & Restoration, Arctic Peregrine Falcon, Iceland Gyrfalcon, Migrant and Wintering Raptors, Maya Project, Songbird Research and Conservation, Former Soviet Union, Europe, Mauritius Kestrel, Madagascar Project, Pan Africa Conservation Program, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Arabia, Philippine Eagle Conservation, Asia-Pacific . Their Harpy Eagle Conservation Project was a 1997 winner in the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program: "Focusing on the most powerful eagle in the world, our international team integrated the Global Positioning System (GPS), Satellite Telemetry (ARGOS), Geographic Information System software (GIS), and communication technology to boost and demonstrate local capacity for conservation of Neotropical rainforests. "

Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Ne e98 . ( 6611 W Whooping Crane Dr, Wood River, NE 68883 USA tel:308-384-4633, fax:308-384-7209, ) . . "The Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of migratory bird habitat along Nebraska's Platte River. The Trust's mission is to protect and maintain the physical, hydrological, and biological integrity of the Big Bend area of the river (Overton to Grand Island), so that it continues to function as a life support system for whooping cranes and other migratory species. The Trust acquires land and water rights, manages, protects and restores habitat, and conducts research related to migratory birds and their habitat needs...The Trust currently owns and manages 9,600 acres. Most of this land is in native pasture, hayland or other riparian habitats, with about 1,000 acres in row crop agriculture...In 1982, the Trust pioneered a GIS for the Platte River with its MOSS inventory of channel and riparian habitat, but technological advancements made this system obsolete. "

Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Stinson Beach , CA e92 . (Point Reyes Bird Observatory, 4990 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, California 94970, Email:, tel:415-868-1221, fax:415-868-1946) . Our mission is to conserve birds and the environment using science to understand and find solutions to problems threatening wildlife populations and ecosystems....RESEARCH PROGRAMS: Farallon Islands, Coastal and Estuarine, Terrestrial, Theoretical Ecology. GIS STATUS: "Prior grants to PRBO have made our web page possible (, where we have maps of historical and current bird distribution in California. These document shrinking habitats for some common birds. Such analysis allows us to be proactive in identifying the causes of, and solutions to, environmental degradation. The latest ArcView grant is being used to fulfill a grant from the Packard Foundation to analyze 9 years of data on riparian bird communities across California...Analysis is being used to improve the Riparian Bird Conservation Plan, co-written and sponsored by PRBO, Partners in Flight, and funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Packard Foundation. To date, analysis is also being used by the US Bureau of Land Management, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Nature Conservancy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Lassen National Volcanic Park and the Lassen National Forest. Prior grants have also allowed us to join a multi-state team investigating the influence of riparian habitat fragmentation on bird abundance, nest success, and on avian predation and parasitism rates. Future projects include working with our Marine Program on breeding sea birds on the Farallon Islands, tracking how changes in ocean temperature affect colony success through changes in food resources. "

Potomac Valley Audubon Society, Va c99 . (Post Office Box 578, Shepardstown, West Virginia 25443 USA tel:301 790 2800 x 387 fax:301 733 4229 GIS Contact: Lisa LaCivita, ) "Founded in 1982, The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) is a non-profit local chapter of the National Audubon Society ( We serve residents of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties in West Virginia, and Washington County in Maryland. With over 500 members, PVAS is one of the region's leading citizen groups dedicated to protecting the environment and appreciating nature." GIS PLANS: "Our first GIS project consists of creating a GIS of the 500 - 600 PVAS members. During the first year of the grant, existing membership data will be transferred into the database portion of the GIS. An initial survey will add membership information (such as Email addresses). We will ask members if they are interested in receiving information on the wide range of volunteer opportunities available through PVAS. A specific follow-up survey would be sent to these members providing the basis for our volunteer GIS database. The database will be geocoded to allow for community based projects." . .Arcexplorer Fun Night: " I brought information about the GIS grant program to our December board meeting and received a unanimous vote in support of this effort. When board members asked what they could do to help, I explained the grant recommendation to try the ArcExplorer software. I felt it would show organizational support if PVAS members could come to the community college computer labs and try out this software. On December 16, 1998 (nine days before Christmas!) eight PVAS members and one student, spent three hours having fun with ArcExplorer and Arc Data On-line. "

Predatory Bird Research Group, Santa Cruz CA c97 . (c/o Long Marine Lab, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 . tel: (831) 459-2466, email "SCPBRG is a member of the University of California, Santa Cruz's Institute of Marine Sciences. Organization founders, the late UCSC professor emeritus, Ken Norris, and Santa Cruz veterinarian, Jim Roush, formed the SCPBRG a little more than two decades ago in response to declining populations of peregrine falcons and other birds." Eagle Mapping & GIS "Grainger Hunt, Ron Jackman, Janet Linthicum and Brian Walton are involved in studying the international movements and local ecology of bald eagles originating in or visiting California in cooperation with the US Forest Service, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the California Department of Water and Power...The goal of this research is to use a powerful new technology to shed a vastly brighter light on the origin of both wintering and native bald eagles in California, their patterns of movement, and the factors influencing habitat use and life history. "

Seattle Audubon Society, Wa . (8050 35th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 523-4483 email: . One of the oldest and largest environmental organizations in the Northwest, the Seattle Audubon Society has, since its founding in 1916, always depended upon the dedicated efforts of volunteers to accomplish its mission. Our mission statement reads: "Seattle Audubon Society serves its members in thieir endeavors to appreciate, preserve and enjoy birds and the natural environment in the Pacific Northwest." We have about 500 active volunteers working indoors and out-of-doors in our extensive education, conservation and wetlands programs. see: Earthcare Northwest, the official newsletter of the Seattle Audubon Society" See also: How your choice of coffee can help save tropical birds! .

The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, Ma. (Jim Corven-Director WHSRN Secretariat, Manomet Observatory P.O. Box 1770 Manomet, MA 02345 Tel: 508 224-6521 Fax: 508 224-9220 Email: links wetland and grassland sites essential to migratory shorebirds in a voluntary, nonregulatory program of research, training, and collaborative effort for habitat management and protection. Shorebirds migrate across the hemisphere, some from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego. Their movements carry them through wetlands with immense natural value to wildlife and to humans alike. The Network uses shorebirds as symbols of the intense conservation challenge that wetlands face and of the need for international cooperation in the protection of these areas. Launched in 1985 through the efforts of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA), and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP), the Network brings together wildlife agencies, private conservation groups, and other organizations to solve conservation challenges faced by migratory shorebirds and their habitats

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, Wi, e97 . (Data Management Center, Dept. of Natural and Applied Science, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay WI USA tel:414-465-2545 fax:414-465-2376 . . GIS Contact: Jennifer Davis , ) "The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas (WBBA), an on-going project administered by the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, began in the spring of 1995 and data collection will continue for at least five years. The purpose of the WBBA is to: . .-provide a permanent record of the bird species breeding in the state. . . -provide baseline data for monitoring future changes in bird populations. . . -assess habitat needs of breeding species and document species diversity. . . -document abundance and distribution of rare and endangered species. provide comparisons with historical studies... " Don't miss their ONLINE SPECIES MAPS: "Species Maps display quads with Probable or Confirmed breeding status."

All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

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


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