Do you want to see how GIS informs long-term forest planning? Geospatial data and webmap technologies are central to a science-based, collaborative public process called Forest Planning. This course equips students with an understanding of the 2012 Forest Planning Rule, relevant geospatial data, and online GIS tools so that students can immediately engage with dozens of National Forests embarking on Forest Plan Revision efforts across the country. We introduce students to three components of a cohesive Geospatial Approach to Forest Planning: 1. Forest Planning policy and requirements. 2. Basic principles of landscape ecology and relevant data 3. ArcGIS Online principles for data management, visualization and collaboration through web applications for the US Forest Service. By understanding Forest Planning policy, relevant ecological principles, and on-line geospatial technologies, students will be equipped to deliver a unique combination of skills to inform any National Forest's management plan.
24 hours of online instructional time. All software included in our development sandbox.
Bo Wilmer has 24 years of experience in the geospatial industry with a strong background in ecology. He has worked as a GIS Analyst for USGS and Resource Data, Inc., as a Senior Landscape Ecologist for The Wilderness Society, and currently as the Natural Resources Program Manager for Critigen, a transportation GIS consulting firm. Wilmer also designed and taught Alaska Pacific University's first GIS curriculum.