Panama City Field Office
Conserving the Nature of America


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Credit: Paul Lang



Geographic Information Systems, GIS


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. Here is what we have been up to!

GIS Projects
When we are not providing GIS technical support to our staff or managing the GIS, you can find us working on various projects in support of the Service and our office’s mission. These projects range from species-specific mapping, data creation and/or modeling to general ecosystem analysis and/or modeling.

So, what have we been up to? Below are links to some of our projects. Take a few minutes to learn more about what we have been doing. As always, feel free to give us a call or email us if you would like to talk to us more about any of the projects below. We would be happy to talk to you about them!

  Paul Lang Ecologist, GIS, Landscape Ecology, Spatial Ecology, SHC, Wood Stork (850) 769-0552 x230
  Gayle Martin Ecologist, GIS, NWR Lead (850) 867-6222
  Lydia Ambrose Biologist, GIS Data Manager, CBRA Determinations (850) 769-0552 x223

GIS Training

The Panama City Field Office has space available for trainings or meetings. Please contact Paul Lang regarding availability.

The National Conservation Training Center offers GIS courses to Fish and Wildlife Service employees, other government and interested non-government parties as well. 

GIS Products 

  • Species Lists, Critical Habitat Map and Shapefiles
    Click for critical habitat designations, the official species list for threatened and endangered species in our service area and shapefiles for our currently endangered or threatened species that have a critical habitat.

  • Critical Habitat Portal
    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.

The currently endangered or threatened species in Northwest Florida that have a critical habitat are:

For proposed Critical Habitat designations being developed in our office, please email Gayle Martin or Lydia Ambrose with a GIS Data Request, and indicate which species you need.

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Last updated: April 17, 2018