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Training

Corridor Designer Workshop with Paul Beier

Date

Friday, December 7, 2007
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Room: Conference Room

Lunch will be provided

COST: $170.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Paul Beier
Professor, Conservation Biology and Wildlife Ecolo
Northern Arizona University

Jeff Jenness
Consultant
Jenness Enterprises

Dan Majka

The Nature Conservancy

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Landscape-level conservation planning, Habitat Restoration

Paul Beier, of Northern Arizona University, Dan Majka, and Jeff Jenness will release Corridor Designer, an ArcGIS toolbox for designing wildlife corridors for multiple focal species, in 2007. This workshop, co-sponsored by the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program, is an opportunity to learn and interact with the software developers. The goal of this workshop is to transfer everything they have learned about designing wildlife corridors to the general public to facilitate better conservation, science, and dialogue. The workshop will provide an overview of current ecological knowledge and practice regarding corridor design, and provide attendees hands-on experience designing corridors for real species in real landscapes using ArcGIS tools. After presenting reviews of major corridor design efforts to date and reviewing the results of empirical studies which evaluate the attributes of successful wildlife corridors, the presenters will present in-depth advice on how to make defensible and honest choices at 14 critical decision points in GIS-based corridor design, and illustrate these choices with CorridorDesigner. Important decisions we will discuss include defining the analysis area, selection of focal species, selection of GIS variables & metrics, how to model habitat for a range of species, how to model corridors, and how to evaluate whether a corridor or linkage design serves focal species. The workshop is designed for a GIS analyst working for a county planning office, conservation organization, biological consultant, academic researcher, or state, tribal, or federal management agency. You can find more information about the workshop at: www.corridordesign.org/ The workshop will be held at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, located in northern Monterey County. If this location is a problem for interested parties, please let us know and we will consider holding a repeat workshop at another location in the San Francisco Bay Area. Registration is $170, but five seats will be reserved as scholarships for small NGOs. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please contact us. Please mail registration fees to: Grant Lyon Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program 1700 Elkhorn Road Watsonville, CA 95076 *You will not receive final confirmation of registration until payment has been received.

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Corridor Designer Workshop with Paul Beier
PDF, 33KB


Contact List: CorridorDesigner Workshop
PDF, 13KB


Designing Wildlife Corridors with ArcGIS
PDF, 3.5MB
Paul Beier, Dan Majka, Jeff Jenness

2007
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
South Coast Missing Linkages: restoring connectivity to wildlands in the largest metropolitan area in the USA
PDF, 2.1MB
Paul Beier, Kristeen L. Penrod, Claudia Luke, Wayne D. Spencer, and Clint Cabanero
Connectivity Conservation, eds. Kevin R. Crooks and M. Sanjayan
2006

Links

CorridorDesigner Website
http://corridordesign.org/

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org