Explore CBI’s tool design and development - compiled and categorized here for your convenience. We collaborate with clients from start to finish, going through several rounds of QA/QC to ensure a robust product. All tool development is based in rigorous conservation science and applies to real-life problem solving. Please contact Nik or Jim if you want us to build a tool for you in advancing a resilient and sustainable world.
Spatially-explicit Project Management Tools
- Marsh Adaptation Planning Tool (MAPT) supports the The Regional Strategy 2018 of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project. This new mapping tool - developed by CBI - illustrates and quantifies the ecological state and future potential of wetland zones. The WRP and its partners will use the MAPT to develop, evaluate, and prioritize restoration projects. The MAPT is available at scwrp.databasin.org.
- The Florida Conservation Actions Tracker is designed to facilitate sharing information about conservation actions on the landscape: completed, planned, or in progress. In particular, a major goal is to help identify shared priorities across organizations and result in better coordination among organizations responsible for conservation efforts across the landscape. Target projects range from restoration to land acquisition to other land management activities.
- North American Bats Visualizing and associated monitoring tool: This application enables you to explore bat monitoring data for 34 species across North America, allowing you to explore seasonal trends in species detections and explore bat activity for a particular location. We hope will lead to greater levels of data sharing from the bat community, and in turn, lead to a greater understanding of bats at the continental scale. This application is a companion to the monitoring tool - Bat Acoustic Monitoring Portal (BatAMP). BatAMP provides a central platform where biologists can upload their detection data in order to better understand the distribution, seasonal movement patterns, and population status of bats across North America. These data are then compiled for visualization within this tool.
- The Deschutes County Trail Sustainability Assessment Tool - We are in the process of designing and building an online decision support tool in collaboration with the Deschutes Trails Coalition to enable sustainable management of multi-use trails in the county.
- Species Potential Habitat Tool (SPHT) will allow managers to identify suitable species for specific sites under current climates and a range of future climate change scenarios. The tool will allow forest managers to select species to plant or to promote using other silvicultural activities such as natural regeneration or thinning. Thus, the SPHT can help promote the transition of forest to species compositions that are better adapted to future climates. The SPHT may be used in conjunction with the SST to allow users to explore options for both species-level and within-species assisted migration. The project will initially focus on five key species (e.g., Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, Sitka spruce, and Engelmann spruce) in western North America, but this will eventually be expanded to 42 tree species.