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Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Thursday, August 8 • 2:30pm - 2:42pm
Prioritizing Land Conservation for Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia

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This lightning talk will present a poster and demonstrate a WebMap showing how GIS was used to prioritize land parcels for acquisition or conservation easement for the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (RRVNWR) in Virginia. The prioritization analysis takes into account the Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) goals. The Virginia Wetlands Catalog (VWC), a landscape scale modeling effort performed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, was used to rank each parcel within the Refuge's Limited Acquisition Boundary (LAB) by conservation value. 

Moderators
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Patrick McLoughlin

Direct, Business Intelligence, Maryland Department of Information Technology
Patrick McLoughlin, GISP, is the Director of Business Intelligence at the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), and is responsible for working with state agencies to optimize the way they use data, visualizations, and analytics to support their program’s mission... Read More →

Speakers
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Leslie Pitt

Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Leslie has worked for the USFWS Chesapeake Bay Field Office for 26 years. Currently she works as a biologist in the Coastal Program to promote the Service’s mission and priorities, deliver landscape-scale conservation, and implement strategic habitat conservation. She uses GIS to... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 2:42pm EDT
LA 3310 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204