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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 91. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)


Sites of interest for mapping/GIS

(Legend: CTSP sites are coded "c" plus the year of the grant, (cs=software, cm=mac), ECP grantees are coded "e". Many groups, especially newer grantees, do not yet have their own sites and are colored green. Other new groups may be described or supported by other sites)

Appalachian Mountain Club, Gorham NH c95 (5 Joy Street Boston, MA 02108, Phone: 617-523-0636, Fax: 617-523-0722, E-mail: The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers, and trails of the Northeast. The Appalachian Mountain Club uses GIS to gather and analyze information on the natural resources and development patterns of the Northern Forest, the Central Appalachian region (including the Highlands region), and other areas, promoting land conservation and stewardship by identifying areas with high concentrations of important natural and recreational resources. Type GIS into their search engine for numerous examples of their GIS work.

Appalachian Trail Conference Wv e98 (799 Washington Street, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425, Phone: 304-535-6331, E-mail: The Appalachian Trail Conference is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the Appalachian Trail, in order to provide primitive outdoor-recreation and educational opportunities for Trail visitors. Maps, and the geographic information presented on them, are essential tools for anyone who works or walks on the Appalachian Trail. The Trail is constantly changing: Trail sections are relocated, new tracts of land are acquired, access points are closed, and shelters are added. Accurate, up-to-date maps and geographic information are vital for the Appalachian Trail Conference (ATC), the National Park Service Appalachian Trail Park Office (ATPO), the 31 affiliated trail maintaining clubs, and the A.T.'s many management partners in managing the Trail and protecting it from nearby threats. Some of the Conference's recent accomplishments using GIS include producing its latest guidebook maps, aiding in the establishment of an A.T. management in the White Mountain National Forest, incorporating GPS/GIS into the trail assessment and inventory process, and providing GIS maps for local towns along the trail, including Harpers Ferry and Damascus, Virginia.

Aspen Wilderness Workshop, Co c99 (P.O. Box 9025, Aspen, CO 81612, Phone: 970-544-9509, Fax: 970-544-9509, E-mail: The Aspen Wilderness Workshop was founded in 1966 to advocate for the creation and protection of Wilderness Areas and to promote wilderness values in the Aspen, Colorado area. Since then the mission has grown to embrace the protection of all mountain ecosystems threatened by a burgeoning recreation industry as well as direct resource extraction. As small, localized ski areas have mushroomed into regional resort and support complexes, the Workshop has had to expand its area of concern as well. This area, which encompasses most of the White River National Forest, is roughly a semi-circle with a 60-mile radius extending west, north and east from Aspen. The organization uses GIS in its Ecosystem Mapping Project for public education and conservation advocacy for the Aspen Wilderness Workshop, as well as local and regional non-profit groups.

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (P.O. Box 157, Mendham, NJ 07945 Phone: 973-539-7547, Fax: 973-539-7713, E-mail: GIS contact: Kim Ball Kaiser, The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) provides technical training and information resources for municipal environmental commissioners, other local officials, and interested citizens.

Audubon Kissimmee Prarie Sanctuary Fl e97 (100 Riverwoods Circle, Lorida, FL 33857 Phone: 863-467-8497, Fax: 863-467-8460, E-mail: The Sanctuary protects Florida's endemic "dry prairie" ecosystem. After World War II, rapid changes were happening to the central Florida region. The native prairies, which originally covered perhaps 2.8 millions acres, were being plowed under and replaced with citrus, row crops, or tame grass pastures. In 1980, Audubon purchased the Ordway-Whittell Kissimmee Prairie Sanctuary in Okeechobee County. This Sanctuary now covers 7,315 acres of some of Florida's most pristine remaining habitat.

Bastrop County Environmental Council, Bastrop TX c95 (P.O. Box 1069 , Bastrop TX 78602 Phone: 512-321-3535, E-mail: Formed in 1990 in response to the threat of a hazardous waste facility, the BCEN has grown to be Bastrop's primary environmental organization. BCEN, a non-profit organization, produces a free educational newsletter, supports scholarships for deserving students, supports citizen's efforts to protect the Colorado River, and is committed to the preservation and conservation of the natural resources of Bastrop County. By defining threatened resources in the region, BCEN's GIS program fosters long-term, sustainable growth rather than the boom-and-bust scenario which so often prevails. Their homepage has links to numerous examples of their GIS work.

National Center for Bicycling & Walking, Dc98 (1506 21st Street, NW Suite 200 Washington DC 20036, Phone: 202-463-6622, Fax: 202-463-6625, E-mail: The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is the major program of the Bicycle Federation of America, Inc. (BFA), a national, nonprofit corporation established in 1977. Its mission is to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities.

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, c95 (P.O. Box 1520, Laramie, WY 82073, Phone: 307-742-7978, E-mail: GIS contact: Phil Polzer, The mission of the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance is to protect and restore biological diversity, habitat for wildlife and fish, rare plants, and roadless lands in Wyoming and surrounding states. The organization has recently changed its name to Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (from Biodiversity Associates) to better reflect its strong advocacy work and the growing nature of the organization. The organization uses GIS in its mapping and computer analysis of wildlands and wildlife. See some of their maps on their webpage.

Border Information & Solutions Network (BISN) Tx e98 (3 N Expressway 83, #15-9104
Brownsville, Texas 78520, Phone/Fax: 956-982-1876, E-mail: BISN is dedicated to promoting sustainable development of the US/Mexico border by enhancing collaboration and communication through the Internet. BISN is a binational, regional NGO headquartered in Brownsville, Texas. Information can be found here about a GIS workshop with presenters from ESRI and INEGI that enabled users and potential users of GIS to explore the opportunities and realities of GIS use within the lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo region.

Updated April, 2003




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