Training: GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning


Charleston, SC

Event Date:

June 23, 2009 – June 26, 2009


This course from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center and The Conservation Fund teaches students how to use GIS tools, techniques, and analyses in strategic conservation planning using a “Green Infrastructure” strategy.

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and advantages of a Green Infrastructure approach to coastal conservation and broader land-use planning activities in your area.;
  • Define the goals, objectives, and parameters of a Green Infrastructure (GI) network, as well as the necessary fundamental data components.;
  • Choose and utilize raster-based spatial analyses to create a coastal Green Infrastructure network in ArcGIS.

This is a four-day event taught by staff from NOAA and The Conservation Fund. Lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, and hands-on activities are all included in the curriculum. Participants will apply ArcView 9x and Spatial Analyst methods to a real-world conservation problem using GIS and implement strategic conservation planning concepts.

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2009Organization: 

The Conservation Fund

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