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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)

Dian Fossey Mountain Gorilla Fund International Mountain Gorilla Protection: A Geomatics Approach "Gorillas in the data base," c96 (402 Morgan Creek Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517-4934, Phone: 919-932-7844, Fax: 919-932-7844, E-mail: The goal of the project is state-of-the-art Geomatics technologies to support of the on-going research activities to preserve the Mountain Gorillas in the Virunga mountains, one of the least mapped and more inaccessible areas in the world. This project was initially designed to create maps for the use of field crews, create vegetation maps, map gorilla movements using GPS receivers, and to integrate ongoing research activities using GIS. It has been ongoing since 1992, and has grown to include researchers and scientists from many institutions and organizations around the world. Today, its goal is to use advanced remote sensing, GIS, and GPS technologies to provide a digitized database of the mountain gorilla habitat. The database includes layers of information that contain vegetation patterns, gorilla ranging and human use of gorilla habitat, including changes over time, and the impact of human encroachment on the reserve. Don't miss the extensive collection of maps, including 3-D perspectives, Vegetation maps, Watersheds, and flyovers videos and the Gorillas in the Database overview of the organization's use of GIS.

The Earth Conservancy, Pa e98 (101 South Main Street, Ashley, PA 18706, Phone: 570-823-3445, E-mail: The Earth Conservancy is a non-profit organization initiated in 1993 with a mission to restore mine-damaged land in the Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the owner/custodian of 17,000 acres of abandoned strip-mined coal lands in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Earth Design Consultants, Corvallis OR e94 (230 SW Third St., Suite 212, Corvallis, OR, 97333, Phone: 541-757-7896, Fax: 541-757-7991, E-mail Earth Design Consultants, Inc. is a small corporation that performs contract ecological research to solve real-world problems in wetland & watershed assessment and management. It combines the latest remote sensing and GIS technology with responsible science. Examples of its work using GIS include mapping the Columbia River estuary and estuarine features along the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

East West Center, Honolulu , HI e94 (1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848, Phone: 808-944-7111 , Fax: 808-944-7111) The East-West Center is an internationally recognized education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen understanding and relations between the United States and the countries of the Asia Pacific region. Its interdisciplinary research program examines major issues of critical importance in U.S.-Asia-Pacific relation, including environmental change, vulnerability, and goverance. Within this program, its land-use and land-cover and community-led resource management work utilizes GIS.

The Ecology Center, Missoula MT e91 c95 (801 Sherwood Street, Suite B, Missoula, MT 59802, Phone: 406-728-5733, Fax: 406-728-9432, E-mail: The Ecology Center is a non-profit, public-interest conservation organization. Our staff work to protect biological diversity and ecosystem integrity, primarily in the Wild Rockies Bioregion (including Montana, Idaho, and parts of Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, Oregon and Washington). We also pressure agencies to conform to environmental legislation, and work to increase citizen participation in public lands management. One of the Ecology Center's primary goals is to help make conservation-based geographic information systems accessible to a wide variety of groups and individuals. This link will take you to samples of the the local, regional, national and international groups for which the Ecology Center has recently provided GIS-based analysis and mapping.

Ecotrust, Portland, OR e92 (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, 721 NW Ninth Ave., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97209, Phone: 503-227-6225, Fax: 503-222-1517, Email: Ecotrust was created in 1991 by a small group of diverse people with the goal of fostering the development of a conservation economy. Its bioregional information system program assembles a comprehensive and ecosystem-level GIS consisting of biophysical, social, economic, and cultural databases. Inforain is Ecotrust's GIS portfolio, a network of information allowing users to achieve a deeper understanding of their local watersheds, estuaries, and forests as well as a broader comprehension of these places within a bioregional context.

Environmental Defense Fund, NY NY e94 (257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010, Phone: 212-505-2100, Fax: 212-505-2375, E-mail: Environmental Defense is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 300,000 members. Since 1967, it has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. Examples of ED's use of GIS can be found in its Restoring the Colorado Delta, and Preserving Green Spaces.

Environmental Defense Fund Scorecard e99 (Scorecard Architect and Project Manager: Dr. Bill Pease Environmental Defense Fund, 5655 College Ave, Oakland CA, 94618, Phone: 510-658-8008, Fax: 510-658-0630, E-mail: Scorecard is an online interactive ArcView/Java/Oracle driven application created by Karl Goldstein, Steve Goldman and Peter Black, to let anyone instantly see maps of pollution, toxic releases and other environmental problems in their immediate neighborhood. Scorecardís most popular feature is its type in your zip code approach to finding local information about local environmental conditions and problems. The siteís interactive maps, which let you click down to a local neighborhood in a second or two, are another popular pathway.

Updated April, 2003


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