Amy Keister

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About Amy Keister

Amy is the GIS Coordinator for the South Atlantic LCC. She focuses on development and distribution of user-friendly GIS tools and models to help support landscape scale conservation within the LCC.

Migratory Bird Joint Ventures across the United States are celebrating conservation successes!

The Joint Venture model for collaborative, on-the-ground habitat conservation was established 30 years ago and has been enormously successful in conserving crucial habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife species. See an Atlantic Coast Joint Venture project along with all the Joint Ventures in the new story map.

By |February 10th, 2017|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Migratory Bird Joint Ventures across the United States are celebrating conservation successes!

Sneak peek at marsh mapping results

Many of you have been asking about our "Synthesis of High and Low Marsh Mapping" project, which was funded by the South Atlantic LCC back in 2012. We've been working with the project lead, Dr. Tom Allen of Old Dominion University (previously East Carolina), and are excited to show you a sneak peek at the [...]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Sneak peek at marsh mapping results

Beach birds indicator is now publicly available

The beach birds indicator is now publicly available for everyone to explore on the Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA).  This indicator has been used in Blueprint 2.0 and 2.1, but was previously unavailable for review if you didn't take the extra step of contacting your cooperative staff directly. Now you can easily check it out on [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Beach birds indicator is now publicly available

National Wetlands Inventory Version 2.0 now available

The National Wetlands Inventory Version 2.0 is now available.  Here is the announcement from Mitch Bergeson, Project Lead from the FWS: Dear Wetland Colleague, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wetland Inventory has been the source of the Nation’s most comprehensive wetland dataset since the 1970s. The Wetlands Mapper alone is visited by over 1,000 users every day. [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on National Wetlands Inventory Version 2.0 now available

Opportunity to improve vegetation mapping

If you've worked much with spatial data, you know there's always room for improvement. Now you have a chance to improve the LANDFIRE Biophysical Settings (BpS) data in our region. LANDFIRE models and descriptions represent how Biophysical Settings looked and worked prior to major European settlement. These models and descriptions are used in research and [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Opportunity to improve vegetation mapping

Webinar: Navigating the Data Basin platform – a guided tour (Nov. 19th, 1 pm EST)

Do you want to use the Conservation Planning Atlas, but haven't had a chance to explore it yet? Maybe a short introduction is all that stands between you and a world of great spatial data. Check out the Webinar "Navigating the Data Basin Platform: A Guided Tour". It is only 45 minutes long and there will [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Webinar: Navigating the Data Basin platform – a guided tour (Nov. 19th, 1 pm EST)

Where are my protected lands?

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know about some tips and exciting new updates about how to access, use, and view protected areas within our South Atlantic LCC geography. Knowing where protected lands are is extremely important.  One might think finding region-wide, accurate, and regularly maintained data sets representing protected lands is easy, but [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Where are my protected lands?

Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

While you review the draft Blueprint 2.0, you may be interested in digging in and exploring the data that forms the foundation of the Blueprint. Let’s take a quick tour of the Blueprint 2.0 data gallery, where you can find the underlying spatial data. Of course, the most important thing that you will find in [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 Data Gallery tour

Looking for volunteers who have GIS workstations and aren’t afraid to use them

Do you have a fast GIS workstation that you’d like to share for the good of the conservation community?  Are you interested in learning more about how the South Atlantic LCC is using Zonation, a conservation planning software package, in Blueprint 2.0?  Do you have the strength of a grizzly and the reflexes of a puma? [...]

By |December 4th, 2014|Staff Blog|3 Comments

Big news for Data Basin map page

Reposted from the Conservation Biology Institute's Blog by Gwynne Corrigan, CBI Social Media & Communications Coordinator  Major Changes to Data Basin Mapping Tools Map Improvements and New Features Have you explored Data Basin?  Launched in 2010, Data Basin is a web-based platform that integrates science, mapping, and the conservation community.  The platform was developed by Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) to [...]

By |August 29th, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Big news for Data Basin map page