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Supporting Conservation Workflows with ArcGIS


The work of land conservation often takes place outdoors and away from the office, including monitoring land holdings and easements, collecting data to improve land management, and reporting on conditions and assets. This work can be made more efficient with the use of location data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). With simple configurable applications, users of all skill levels can digitally transform their field operations by modernizing paper workflows and ensuring the use of authoritative data in the field. In this presentation, staff from The Nature Conservancy will describe how Esri’s ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS Online tools support their preserve monitoring and reporting workflows, in both the field and the office.

Presented by Jake Leizear and Charlie Ritter with The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware

$25.00 (free for WeConservePA members)


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As the Legal Compliance Specialist for the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Charlie Ritter manages the annual legal monitoring program of TNC-held lands and provides direct technical GIS support to our Stewardship Team. He also serves as the liaison among a multitude of stakeholders to ensure TNC lands are in legal compliance. With professional experience spanning from the Adirondack Mountains to the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Charlie has employed a variety of tools to monitor and manage diverse ecosystems.

Jake Leizear is the Conservation GIS Specialist for TNC in PA and DE and provides mapping and analytics support to our land, freshwater, coastal, and urban conservation teams. With a background in ecology and large landscape conservation, he focuses on data management, GIS analyses, and cartographic product creation. He has worked throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in his career, identifying conservation opportunities with a variety of overlapping benefits to people, wildlife, and ecosystems.


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