Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper - Campus Access Only

Degree Type

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Name

Environmental Studies

Department or School/College

Environmental Studies Program

Committee Chair

Len Broberg

Committee Co-chair

Daniel Spencer


GIS, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Geospatial Analysis


University of Montana

Subject Categories

Natural Resources and Conservation


This portfolio contains a collection of work surrounding the applications of GIS in conservation. It utilizes landscape-scale geospatial modeling, base map creation and habitat analysis. Each portfolio piece involved a partnership with a conservation organization in Western Montana, including The Crown Managers Partnership, The Nature Conservancy, and The Vital Ground Foundation. These pieces demonstrate how different organizations are harnessing the power of a GIS to inform their conservation decisions.

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