The GIS Program provides geospatial analysis and support for the Panama City Field Offices. The program is structured to cover all GIS office needs from data acquisition to predictive species modeling.
Paul Lang, GIS Program Coordinator
Paul provides GIS program oversight and direction. His areas of interest include: training, species modeling, habitat assessments/characterizations, species recovery support, and strategic habitat conservation partnerships.
Gayle Martin, GIS Manager
Gayle assists with day to day activities of the GIS program. Her areas of interest include: map making, data creation, refuge GIS support, and field data collection solutions.
Lydia Ambrose, GIS Data Manager
Lydia is the lead for data management and assists with managing the daily GIS program needs. Her areas of interest include: critical habitat, CBRA determinations, data acquisition, data storage, and technical assistance.
The PCFO maintains a GIS lab with 15 GIS capable computers that is available for trainings or meetings. Please contact Paul Lang regarding lab availability. Check back here for scheduled trainings.
The National Conservation Training Center offers GIS courses to Fish and Wildlife Service employees, other government and interested non-government parties as well.
Visit the Species Lists & Critical Habitat Maps page for critical habitat designations and official species lists for threatened and endangered species in our service area. GIS layers for the final Critical Habitat designations are available via the Critical Habitat Portal. This portal maintains final Critical Habitat designation for federally listed species throughout the United States. For proposed designations being developed in our office, please email Gayle Martin or Lydia Ambrose with a GIS Data Request, and indicate which species you need.
There are currently 13 endangered or threatened species in Northwest Florida that have a critical habitat: