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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)

Sawtooth Science Institute (P.O. Box 2167, Sun Valley, Idaho, 83353, Phone: 208-788-9686 or 208-726-1832, E-mail: Located in the heart of Central Idaho the Sawtooth Science Institute is an outreach field study center of the College of Education at Idaho State University, and the Idaho Museum of Natural History, dedicated to the study of the natural history of the northern Rock. Its NatureMapping program allows participants to record and report the plants and animals they see in their own backyards, schoolyards, on their way to work, or enjoying a walk. Participants in the NatureMapping Program collect data that becomes a valuable component of a national program designed to improve wildlife management.

Forest Concerns of the Upper Skagit (FOCUS), Wa . (c/o Cascadian Farm, Inc. 719 Metcalf Street, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 or P.O. Box 93, Rockport, WA 98283 ) FOCUS is a non-profit environmental organization founded in 1988 in response to widespread over-harvesting of corporate forests in the Upper Skagit watershed.

Forest Guardians, Santa Fe NM c96 (312 Montezuma, Suite A, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, Phone: 505-988-9126, Fax: 505-989-8623, E-mail: Guardians seeks to preserve and restore native wildlands and wildlife in the American Southwest through fundamental reform of public policies and practices. Years of grassroots efforts to map forests, riparian zones, wildlife habitat, and vegetation communities in the Southwest, have resulted in an extensive collection of both hardcopy and digital layers at various scales. This information has been extremely valuable to activists and organizations working to stop destructive practices and develop a vision of land management that is both long range and science-based. Much of this map information will be available either as an on-line resource or through Forest Guardians, for a reasonable fee...Forest Guardians is the first conservation group to lease state land for protection and restoration - instead of livestock grazing. An antiquated system of preferential rights has allowed ranching interests to maintain a stranglehold on state lands - until this year. This is a case where environmentalists are using innovative, market-based solutions to protect and restore public lands." Check out their GIS contributions to the Southern Rockies State of the Ecosystem Report . see also: Participating in Livestock Grazing Decisions on the National Forests: A Citizen Handbook (pdf download).

Gaia Institute / Bronx Council for Environmental Quality , Ny c99 (440 City Island Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10464. Phone: 718-885-1906, 718-885-3074, E-mail: The purpose of the Gaia Institute is to test through demonstration the means by which the ecological components of backyards, communities, towns and cities, as well as watersheds and estuaries, can be enhanced through integrated wastes-into-resources technologies.

Galveston Bay Foundation e97 (17324-A Highway 3, Webster, TX, 77598-4133, Phone: 281- 332-3381, Fax: 281-332-3153, E-mail: The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) works to preserve, protect and enhance Galveston Bay for multiple uses, through advocacy, education, conservation, and research. Development of the Galveston Bay Habitat Conservation Blueprint was a two-year undertaking of the Galveston Bay Foundation. Its intent was to fill a gap in the information base needed for effective habitat restoration efforts, and to follow up on the Galveston Bay Plan’s identification of habitat loss as the number one priority problem in Galveston Bay. The Blueprint is built from 37 GIS data layers and is designed to help coordinate communities with the ultimate goal of restoring 29,000 acres of Galveston Bay habitat by the year 2010.

Georgia Forest Watch, Atlanta, GA c95 (15 Tower Road, Ellijay, GA, 30540, Phone: 706-635-8733, E-mail: GFW's mission is to protect and restore the native ecosystems of Georgia's Mountain and Piedmont public lands, and to inform the citizens of Georgia about the values of these landscapes.

Great Swamp Watershed Association, New Vernon NJ c96 (P.O. Box 300 New Vernon, NJ 07976, Phone: 201-966-1900, E-mail: GIS contact: John Malay. The Great Swamp Watershed Association was created in 1981 to protect the Great Swamp watershed basin. The association acts as steward for this valuable and sensitive region in northern New Jersey. The watershed is a 55 square mile region in Morris and Somerset Counties of the state of New Jersey, and includes portions of 10 different towns. Currently, GSWA is using GIS to develop an Open Space inventory as well as a build-out analysis for the ten municipalities within the watershed. GSWA also utilizes GIS as a part of Natural Resource Inventories and Environmental Resource Inventories.

Updated April, 2003


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