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  • October 5, 2009
    Access to Nature; a right or a privilege?
    by Kai Foster, M.A. (0 Comments)
    How does where we are from influence how we connect with nature? I have spent most of my life living on the west coast of the United States, a place full of wide open spaces and natural diversity. Recently I travelled to Croatia to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka Jereza) National Park , a popular tourist destination ...
  • September 25, 2009
    Staying Optimistic in a Pessimistic World
    by James Strittholt, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    As a young boy, I played in the fields and forests around my suburban home in southern Ohio just north of Cincinnati where I found everything natural to be such a wonder.  That wonder has never left me, but at around the age of 10 it was often overshadowed by a sense of fear, sadness, and even anger.   ...
  • August 21, 2009
    Wine
    by Dominique Bachelet, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    The majority of the world's wine-producing regions have experienced growing season warming trends in the last 20 years. Vintage quality ratings have increased significantly while year-to-year variation has declined. While winemaking has changed and husbandry practices may have improved, climate has, and will continue to have, a significant role in quality variations. Currently, many European regions appear to be ...
  • July 15, 2009
    Data Basin at the 2009 ESRI UC
    by Brendan Ward, M.S. (0 Comments)
    We are now part way through presenting Data Basin at the 2009 ESRI User Conference in San Diego.  Come see us in the Conservation Hall (ballroom 20d) to get a live demo and let us know how Data Basin can help you do your work more effectively. We've had several great meetings with folks who have stopped by ...
  • June 26, 2009
    Eating our way to conservation
    by Kai Foster, M.A. (0 Comments)
    Can local food systems help people invest in conservation? Earlier this month I traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin for the Indigenous Mapping Network Conference . As part of the conference we were treated to a tour of a local reservation.  While in the car one visitor started asking our tour guide about what foods are harvested locally.  She told ...
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