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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)

Natural Heritage Institute, Ca e97 . (114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415)288-0550 Fax: (415)288-0555 Email: Gis Contacts: David Purkey, John Cain) . "NHI is a non-profit natural resources law and consulting firm based in San Francisco, California. NHI works to foster conservation and sustainable use of the world's limited stock of natural resources by improving the laws that govern, and the institutions that manage them. NHI was founded in 1989 by a group of conservation lawyers and scientists who foresaw the need for a new toolkit for the next generation of environmental problem solving; an arena where the issues are technically more complex, the data less conclusive, the social objectives multi-variant, the economics more central, the ramifications more global, and the conventional tools less efficacious." For a good example of their current GIS work, see An Environmentally Optimal Alternative for the Bay-Delta (by John R. Cain, Aubrey L. Dugger, David K. Fullerton, David R. Purkey, David L. Sunding, Gregory A. Thomas): "This document showcases our use of GIS with innovative maps of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta produced with the assistance of the GreenInfo Network. GIS has been a crucial tool for analyzing and prioritizing environmental restoration opportunities for this project. To date, we are the only institution, governmental or non-governmental, that has developed a map for restoration in the Delta. Our report has gained wide publicity and is in high demand in both its printed form and as an electronic media (" Their future GIS projects include: . -Develop a restoration plan for the Sacrament-San Joaquin Delta; . -Restore the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam; . -Alpine meadow and wetland restoration in the Sierra Nevada; . -Implement a watershed science program for Marsh Creek, Contra Costa, California; . -Develop a water management plan for protection of the Okavango River Delta, Botswana, Africa; . -Analyze opportunities for simultaneously improving flood management, water supply, and restoring floodplain processes; . -Develop an indicator model for dryland ecosystems in Latin America." Don't Miss their MAP GALLERY . Don't Miss Human Rights and the Environment: "NHI works to formulate and advocate human rights protections for victims of environmental abuse, including those who are forced to live with the often severe health consequences of their governments' negligent environmental policies. NHI has promoted the development of international environmental standards for the protection of human health under which governments may be held accountable. Each year, we present to the United Nations and international conferences new documentation on cases involving communities throughout the world that are suffering from widespread degradation of their natural environment. "

North Coast Center for Biodiversity, Leggett, CA c95 (now known as Legacy, the Landscape Connection). "While debate about logging continues, MAP RAP attempts to influence the discussion by drafting a regional conservation plan. MAP RAP is the Multiple Affiliates Planning and Resource Analysis Program sponsored by North Coast Center for Biodiversity and Sustainability."

Northcoast Environmental Center, Ca c98 . (879 9th Street Arcata CA 95521 USA tel:(707) 822-6918 fax:(707) 822-0827 ) "The NEC is a non-profit environmental conservation organization located in Arcata, CA. Ever since the original Earth Day in 1970, the NEC has been educating, agitating, and litigating on behalf of the environment in northwestern California. It is the oldest and perhaps most influential coalition working on behalf of our bioregion to educate and empower citizens to be a voice in the decision-making process. "

Oasis Preserve International, Ca e98 . (517 Ocean Front Walk Suite 11A, Venice, California 90291 tel:(310)392-6600 FAX:(310) 392-6029 GIS Contact: Brian Machovina, . "Oasis Preserve International is a non-profit organization through which people can act globally to safeguard ecosystems that support their lives. Oasis establishes nature reserves and conservation programs in locations that are critical to the survival of life on Earth. Oasis' initial emphasis is on Latin American tropical forests that are among the world's last vast tracts of wilderness. " Don't Miss their Permaculture section . GIS STATUS: " In Costa Rica, our forester is now surveying land use and plans for reforestation which I am incorporating into mapping and management programs. In Peru, we are developing plans for establishing one of the largest private nature reserves in Latin America. We are now begining to map out the watershed where it will be set up and may even develop an atlas for the entire state in which it is located. We recently did a flyover of the region to ground truth satellite image data that we received from Mobil, of all places. " . Nice clickable projects map . SEARCH .

The Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA), Ca e99 . (904 G Street, Eureka, CA 95501 USA tel:707) 269-2061 (Jeff Bue) or 269-2063 (Don Allan) fax:(707) 445-0884 ) "A private, non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] that has been providing a wide range of services to low and moderate income residents of Humboldt County for over 15 years. The Agency serves as an "umbrella" for several divisions, including Natural Resources Services (NRS). RCAA's mission is to develop programs through which community members can become self-sufficient and empowered to improve their own lives....Having successfully developed and implemented hundreds of natural resource restoration and enhancement projects, NRS has identified an increasing need for a GIS to improve overall program effectiveness....One current NRS program that would greatly benefit from GIS technology is the Watershed Information Network (WIN). Now in its second year, WIN provides a forum for restoration groups to meet regularly and discuss restoration priorities, strategies, and funding opportunities... GIS will serve as an important tool for this program by providing maps and data bases to facilitate discussions regarding locations of refugia, existing restoration projects, presence and absence of watershed data, and prioritization of future projects. "

Sacramento Tree Foundation, CA c96. . (201 Lathrop Way, Suite F., Sacramento CA 95815, tel:916.641.6122 fax:916.924.3803 GIS Contact: Bruce Handley) "The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a community group dedicated to improving the neighborhoods in which we live, work and play by inspiring people to plant and care for a healthy urban forest" (old site address ) .

Salmon Forever, Ca . (1658 Ocean Drive (Fedex Address) P.O. Box 3014 (Mailing Address) McKinleyville, CA 95519 tel:707.839.7444 fax:707.839.7447 Gis contact: Mr. Jesse Noell email: ) "Salmon Forever is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to encouraging enlightened public debate on issues related to forests, watersheds, and the protection of the beneficial uses of water. This project is a coordinated effort with local universities and community watershed councils to provide information on past and present watershed conditions in a form that allows the spatial relationships to be easily visualized. "

San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center, Ca . (Corner of Stage Road and Highway 84, 7615 Stage Road, Box 49, San Gregorio, California 94074 GIS Contact: Chris Larson tel:650-726-2499 fax:650-726-2686 or ) "We are coastside and bayside residents who want to see the beautiful coastline, natural habitat, and native species between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz preserved and protected...We do this through advocacy, science, monitoring, and education... Some of the projects we are actively engaged in include stream-monitoring, education, and the annual Coastal Protection Concert....We have produced maps using conventional cartographic techniques, including hand drawn maps detailing monitoring sites, manually drawn digital maps, locations of endangered species occurrences, and a map of our local watersheds. "

Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter, Ca c95. (PO Box 55127, Riverside, CA, 92507-5127, tel:(909) 684-6203 email: "Serving Inland Southern California (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties), The San Gorgonio Chapter gets its membership from the deserts, to the mountains to the shores of the Salton Sea as well as the vineyards of the Temecula Valley and the metropolitan areas of the two counties."

Sonoma Ecology Center, Sonoma, CA e94. (205 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476, tel:(707) 996-9744 GIS Contact: Mike Bobbitt, Project Director, 996-0712, ) "The GIS Project Mission: With all the information in the world how do we sort through it and make our lives simpler rather than more complicated? The Sonoma Valley GIS Project uses a new technology called Geographic Information System to combine many kinds of information about our world and to display it in a simple map form. "

Spirit of the Sage Council, Ca . (30 N. Raymond Avenue, Suite 302, Pasadena, CA 91103 Voice (626) 744-9932 Fax (626) 744-9931 . "We are an all volunteer grassroots non-profit 501 ( c )3 tax-exempt project and coalition of American Indians, environmental organizations, citizens action groups, scientists, legal experts and wildlife advocates dedicated to the protection and conservation of America's natural and cultural resources."

Trinity Bioregion GIS Project, Ca . (see under Trinity Community GIS)

The Trinity Community GIS Project, Ca e95. (Box 1784, Hayfork, CA, 96041-1784 or Watershed Center, Frontier Village, Hwy. 3, tel530/628-4200 fax: 530/628-5100 GIS contact: Dr. Yvonne Everett) "We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the communities of the Trinity Bioregion of Northern California with access to local natural resources based information and training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Data Base Management (DBMS) and InterNet use. "Don't miss the free data downloads at the online Trinity Community GIS Library . The Trinity Bioregion GIS project presents information generated from a graduate-student GIS project conducted by five students in Professor John Radke's GIS for Environmental Planners course at UC Berkeley.

UC Davis ICE House List California Programs for Biodiversity Conservation, Ca . : Good page of conervation links, some not found anywhere else.

University of California, Santa Cruz GIS Laboratory, e91 . "Geographic Information System facilities are gradually developing on the UCSC campus. In 1993, the Environmental Studies Board established a GIS Laboratory at College 8. ...The Laboratory also serves as a regional resource through data and technology exchanges with agencies such as NASA, California Coastal Commission, NOAA, USFS, and local government associations.

All text by the respective organizations, January 2, 1997

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


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