The IDMN Toolshed in Concept and Practice

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 10:50 AM
Meridian D/E (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)
Dell Long , USGS, Fort Collins, CO
Edward Laurent , Connecting Conservation, Atlanta, GA
Brendan Ward , Conservation Biology Institute
Matt Heller , Great Northern LCC, MT
Marc Rempel , Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Dave Blodgett , USGS, Middleton, WI
Jocelyn Aycrigg , University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Landscape conservation requires knowledge of and accessibility to a variety of analytical tools and platforms. These tools can support data development as well as communication of results to stakeholders. The LCC IDMN project developed the concept of a centralized tool catalog, helping efforts easily discover conservation support applications. This effort also provided guidance on technical standards to support data integration across projects, geographic boundaries, and platforms. The catalog allows the independent and self-directed LCCs to efficiently share information about these common tools, platforms, methods, and standards. This presentation will discuss these tools and platforms, with the goal of informing landscape conservation projects on ways to efficiently sharing developed work and avoiding duplicating efforts. The discussion will also describe how users can access the tool catalog, distributed through the Griffin Groups project.