Thursday, June 7, 2012

Landscape Project Version 3.1 and Training


As part of its efforts to continually use the best science in managing the state’s resources, the DEP has also released the newest version of its Landscape Project, an interactive ecosystem-based mapping tool that assists government agencies, planners, conservation groups, the public and others in making decisions that will protect wildlife. This tool can be used immediately.

“Version 3.1 of the Landscape Project takes into account the new species’ statuses, and implements a new, more precise scientific methodology used previously only in the Highlands region,” said David Jenkins, Chief of the DEP’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program. “This new version is much more user-friendly and will prove extremely helpful in making sound decisions that will protect imperiled wildlife and their habitats.”

You can learn about the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's recently updated Landscape Project 3.1 which includes a number of updates and enhancements such as new species' statuses and a more precise mapping method at a training and information session at Richard Stockton College, Galloway, NJ, on Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The training and information session will cover the updates and enhancements to the project and participants will have an opportunity to use GIS "hands-on" to access habitat maps for threatened and endangered wildlife species. Registration is required and seating is limited - to register, please e-mail: patrick.woerner@dep.state.nj.us

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