"Using Geospatial Technologies to Inform Management Decisions"
Oct 11, 2022
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
|Contact Name||Scott Gunter|
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The Department of Geographic And Environmental Sciences Seminar Series will feature two guests from the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Matt Spalding (Director of Stewardship) and Liz Winlock (Project Manager). The Olmsted Parks Conservancy collects and relies on data to meet management goals in Louisville’s Olmsted Parks. Examples include using: (1) spatial data on invasive plant locations to prioritize treatment; (2) studies done by local researchers to compare conditions, treatment tools, and patterns between and within parks; (3) ongoing record-keeping and data collection to follow up on treatment and adjust management plans; and (4) connections with other organizations to adapt to changing community needs. Much of this work happens in the larger context of collaboration with the University of Louisville where parks are living laboratory spaces that help us to learn, teach, and grow.