Held Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 3-4:30 pm Eastern
- Portia Osborne, Project Manager, National Association of Wetland Managers [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]
- Andy Robertson, GeoSpatial Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]
- Mike Jones, Stockbridge-Munsee Community [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]
- Tim Bixler, Missouri Department of Conservation [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]
Creative Approaches to Funding Wetland Programs and Inventories
- Leveraging techniques and technologies – better, faster, cheaper
- Creating linkages to other funded programs (e.g. water quality management)
- Adding value to wetland mapping databases (e.g. hydrogeomorphic attributes, wetland functional assessment)
- Mixing funding sources and levels to share the cost burden
- Development of stakeholder support through education and outreach
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s Approach to Funding and Sustaining a Tribal Wetland Program
Missouri’s effort to form partnerships and secure funding to update the National Hydrography Dataset and National Wetland Inventory.
Andy Robertson is the Executive Director of GeoSpatial Services at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. In this role, he is responsible for oversight and management of all GeoSpatial Services projects, activities and staff. GeoSpatial Services is engaged in a wide variety of projects across the Lower 48 and Alaska including wetland inventory; National Hydrography Dataset updates; spatial data development; and, natural resource condition assessments. Andy has a diverse background in spatial information systems, watershed planning, wetland inventory, forest management, environmental impact assessment, desktop and server system support and database administration. He is a Registered Professional Forest Technologist (Alberta, Canada) and has experience leading natural resource projects for both private sector companies and public agencies across Canada and the United States including the Department of Interior, United States Army Corp of Engineers, NOAA, and the Department of Agriculture. He is also a steering committee member for the Wetland Mapping Consortium and is co-chair of the Alaska GeoSpatial Council Wetland Technical Group. Andy has a Forest Technology Diploma from Sault College of Applied Technology in Ontario, Canada, a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Waterloo and has completed postgraduate work in forest management at the University of Toronto.
Mike Jones is the Wetland Specialist for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, a Federally-recognized tribe in Northeast Wisconsin. For the last five years, he has managed the Tribe’s Wetland Program, which focuses on protecting, monitoring, and restoring wetlands on Tribal lands and within the greater watershed. Mike has a B.S. in Biology and Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University.
Tim Bixler is the IT Database & GIS Supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), a state agency that manages the fish, forest, and wildlife of Missouri. In this role he manages the Department’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and SQL Server Environment. Tim represents MDC on the Missouri GIS Advisory Council (MGISAC) and currently serves as the Chair-Elect on the Council. Tim has 18 years of experience working with GIS in natural resource and conservation related agencies and enjoys managing data and applications that help people discover nature and make informed conservation related decisions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a minor in Cartographic Sciences from Missouri State University and is GISP certified.
Part 1: Introduction: Portia Osborne, Project Manager, NAWM
Presenter: Andy Robertson, GeoSpatial Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Part 2: Presenter: Mike Jones, Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Part 3: Presenter: Tim Bixler, Missouri Department of Conservation; Questions & Answers