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Tag: Inventory and Monitoring

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  • Data Management

    Data management refers to the collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis of information throughout an organization’s entire lifecycle. Data management practices and procedures empower leaders to make timely, informed decisions to further conservation. A 2013 Executive Order made open and machine readable the new default for government information. Machine readable data formats makes it easier for data management systems across government to communicate and share data more effectively. The Pigeon Mountain salamander is no longer at-risk of needing federal protection.  Learn more...

Articles

  • Small pink birds with rounded bills wade through the shallow water.
    Information icon Roseate spoonbills out in the water. Photo by Corey Douglas.

    iNaturalist BioBlitz offers fun opportunities to citizen scientists throughout Southeast

    May 25, 2018 | 2 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is sponsoring the iNaturalist 2018 BioBlitz at the 130 national wildlife refuges and 14 fish hatcheries in the Service’s Southeastern Region, encouraging everyone to use the iNaturalist smartphone app to record species and share information on them.  Learn more...

  • Three men standing together look on at a drone they’re controlling
    Information icon Jason Duke (middle), R4 GIS Coordinator and John Edwards (right), R4 IT Specialist for north Florida, practice flying the 3DR Solo UAS with DOI Office of Aviation Services instructor pilot Steve Stroud (left). Photo by USFWS.

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems take flight in Southeast Region

    December 20, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Have you heard the latest buzz? It’s not a rumor. That buzz is the sound of four whirring propellers that are part of the newest addition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) aircraft fleet. The Service recently purchased 35 3DR Solos, or drones. Also called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), these drones have been used for more than a decade by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and U.  Learn more...

National-Wildlife-Refuges

  • Two students wearing waders in a stream inspect a seine.
    Western North Carolina’s Pigeon River is home to the endangered Appalachian elktoe mussel. Photo by Gary Peeples.

    Inventory and Monitoring

    The inventory and monitoring branch assesses the status of NWRS lands, waters, and biota and provides monitoring support, expertise, and advice to refuges and partners in the face of accelerating climate change and threats from other environmental stressors. The primary purpose of the I&M is to provide information support management decisions at multiple geographic scales.  Learn more...

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