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June 20, 2018 – Charleston, OR
June 21, 2018 – Tillamook, OR
Using and Interpreting Estuary Habitat Maps
8:30 am – 3 pm
An estuary presents a complex array of habitat types that can vary from place to place, depending on underlying physical structure and the characteristics of its waters, sediments and biota; and from one estuary to another. Changes in land use, water, climate, and development increase the complexity of managing estuaries. To help plan, monitor, protect, restore and conserve habitat, managers need a common language and set of terms to compare data, account for local conditions, describe habitat and map estuarine environments. This course introduces a comprehensive system to classify estuarine environments, using simple standards and common terms, for interpreting maps using geographic information system (GIS) tools.
Who should take this course?
Floodplain and estuarine managers including planning, mapping, science, regulatory or related staff.
You will learn how to:
· Characterize estuarine environments using a system of complementary settings and components to describe observed features.
· Match specific aspects of the physical environment with associated organisms and biological communities.
· Make apples-to-apples comparisons of estuarine environments at regional, national, or global scales.
· Organize data and compare results using common terms and a flexible framework.
· Modify your descriptions to account for unique features.
· Use GIS tools to interpret estuary habitat maps, at the desired level of detail, to meet different needs.
· Incorporate classification information in GIS metadata.
Continuing education credits will be available from the American Institute of Certified Planners – American Planning Association.
REGISTRATION: Please use this new link to register (or re-register):
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EstuaryHabitatMapping
Questions? Call John at 541-888-5558 ext. 129.