The Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative hosts a series of Landscape Conservation Design webinars and this month featured the Pacific Northwest Coast LCD Project Coordinator, Tom Miewald. A recording of this webinar, “Making Landscape-Scale Data Relevant for Assessment and Design,” is now available online. Learn more about the presentation and view the recording below.
Tom Miewald, Data Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Landscape Conservation Design brings people together around landscape-scale data in order to co-create strategies that conserve things we care about. What are some ways in which landscape-scale data can be used to assess the current condition of the landscape, as well as design landscapes for multiple uses? This presentation will focus on the use of spatial data to assess landscape condition, as well as prioritize areas on the landscape. Approaches to data synthesis, the Open Standards for Conservation, and use in decision support tools will be discussed.
About the Presenter:
Tom is a Landscape Conservation Planner with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Portland, Oregon. He works with multiple programs of the FWS including the Science Applications program, the North Pacific LCC, and the National Wildlife Refuge System. Currently, Tom is the Project Manager for the Pacific Northwest Coast LCD, as well as being engaged in several other LCDs in the Northwest. Tom’s academic background is in Landscape Ecology, Planning and spatial technology. Prior to his work with the USFWS, Tom was a Conservation Planner for an international salmon conservation NGO, managed several regional vegetation and land cover mapping efforts, and created a GIS lab in Central Africa.