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Tuesday, October 20 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Agriculture, Landscape and Ecology - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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This session will focus on international and state efforts to support collaboration between researchers, development practitioners, and farmers through agrological intensification and the development of sustainable local food systems. Presenters will also look at tools available to support development and dissemination of early warning tools for drought and growing seasons, as well as the assessment of the ecological benefits of incorporating landscape patterns into habitat evaluation.

Moderator: Bart Butterfield, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID 

  • 10:30 – 11:00am
    Supporting International Agricultural Research Projects using Open Source GIS
    Karsten Vennemann, Terra GIS LTD, Seattle, WA
  • 11:00 – 11:30am
    Using Google Earth Engine to Create Large Scale Evapotranspiration
    Stefanie Bohms, GISP, SGT Inc., Sioux Falls, SD
  • 11:30 -  12:00 Noon
    Assessing Ecological Benefits for the California Department of Water Resources: Incorporating Landscape Pattern into Habitat Evaluation Models
    JD McLandrich, GISP, AECOM, Portland, OR 

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Bart Butterfield

Manager, Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
I am the manager of the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) in the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). IFWIS is responsible for developing and maintaining IDFG's enterprise information system for data collected on Idaho's fish and wildlife resources. We develop... Read More →


Stefanie Bohms, GISP

Scientist, SGT Inc
Stefanie Bohms is a GIS specialist/Scientist with SGT, Inc. at USGS EROS in Sioux Falls, SD. The primary projects include Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and WaterSMART (Water Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow). She is currently assisting in the development... Read More →
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JD McLandrich, GISP

GIS Specialist, AECOM
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, JD McLandrich grew up taking family road trips to more impressive geographical regions. With the road atlas always on his lap, he became the navigator. This nudged him to studied Geography at The University of Kentucky where he spent many weekends... Read More →
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Karsten Vennemann

GIS Consultant, Terra GIS Ltd
Karsten Vennemann is originally from Germany and has been living with his family in Seattle since 2004. He has been working as a GIS professional for over 20 years and gathered experience in the academic and private sectors, as well as in non-profit organizations, before founding... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 2

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