Rachel Pierce - Wildlife Technician and GIS Specialist
Job Duties: I am a Wildlife Technician serving as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist for the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture (JV) and the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC). I provide GIS and technical support to FWS scientists who: 1) apply scientific information to strategic planning, 2) identify sources of uncertainty and evaluate biological assumptions, 3) provide a framework for coordinated wildlife habitat and population monitoring and evaluation, and 4) maintain strong links among planning, implementation, and evaluation to improve conservation delivery for migratory birds and other FWS trust resources.
Areas of Expertise: Wetland and Waterbird Ecology, GIS Applications and Spatial Modeling, Project Management
Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture