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Wild, Connected, and Diverse: Mapping Conservation Values and Climate Adaptation Strategies

Conservation scientists recommend protecting more land in a connected and representative system of protected areas (e.g. 30% by 2030). In this seminar series, Travis presents his research mapping the remaining unprotected wildlands in the US that …

Supporting Habitat Conservation with Automated Change Detection in Google Earth Engine

In this webinar, Michael presents his and Jacob's recently published paper - Supporting habitat conservation with automated change detection in Google Earth Engine. He covers the importance and need for more comprehensive, effective, and …

Big Solar: Industrial Blight or Next-Gen Conservation?

Large-scale solar is rapidly emerging as the lowest-cost way to generate electricity and there are now more than 300,000 acres of such projects across the country. As this new land use grows, are there tradeoffs in a clean energy future? Eight …

Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada

Extinction rates are expected to increase during the Anthropocene. Current extinction rates of plants and many animals remain unknown. This study represents the first effort to quantify extinctions among the vascular flora of North America north of …

Getting to 30x30 in the US: Guiding Decision-makers with GIS [talk]

A science-based recommendation to help address the biodiversity and climate crises by protecting at least 30% of Earth's terrestrial and marine systems by 2030 (30x30) is gaining momentum in the US. As many groups have signed on to the message, …

Cook Inlet Beluga StoryMap

Join Olivia Lewis, CCI's summer GIS intern, to learn about how she created a storymap to communicate the conservation needs of the Cook Inlet beluga whale in collaboration with Defenders' Alaska team.

A Glimpse into the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall's Disastrous Impact on Wildlife

Join Evelyn Gorey, an Azavea Summer of Maps fellow working with Defenders of Wildlife, in learning about the deleterious impacts of the US-Mexico border wall on wildlife.

Conservation Policy Crash-course for Scientists

There is a mismatch between the rate of advancement in scientific understanding of the state of biodiversity (rapid) and improving conservation outcomes (slow). This difference is due, in part, to a disconnect between scientific research and laws …

Engineering With Nature (EWN): Aligning natural and engineering processes for economic, environmental and social benefits

EWN is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental and social benefits (“Triple-Win” solutions) through collaborative processes. With recent advances in the fields of …

Climate Change and the Endangered Species Act: Are US Agencies Protecting Our Most Endangered Animals from Climate Change?

This talk will discuss the role and gaps of policy and management in conserving endangered species under climate change.