2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

Utilizing the Updated Wetlands Inventory in Ohio to Model Waterfowl Populations and Habitat

Robb Macleod, Ducks Unlimited

Mr. Macleod oversees the GIS activities in the 18 state Great Lakes/Atlantic Region of Ducks Unlimited. He works closely with the Regionís Conservation Planner and Regional Biologists to perform spatial analaysis for targeting conservation efforts and planning restoration activities. Education: Masters of Science, Natural Resources (GIS and Remote Sensing emphasis), University of New Hampshire Bachelor of Science, Forestry, Michigan State University

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 1:50 PM - Track 4

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) and a consortium of federal, state, and non-governmental organizations have updated and tracked the changes in Ohio's National Wetlands Inventory (NWI). This updated wetlands layer has allowed DU to predict the change in mallard breeding pairs and estimate the change in habitat availability for spring migrating waterfowl in Ohio. The information resulting from this analysis will directly lead to enhancing DU's strategic planning efforts for waterfowl in the Great Lakes. This presentation will focus on the results of the updated NWI and how it is being used to further enhance DU's strategic planning efforts in the Great Lakes.

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