Conservation Planning Applications Towards Resilient Landscapes

APA Arizona Chapter


Thursday, November 5, 2015
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. MST

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Take-Away: Participants will be exposed to current conservation





planning applications, challenges, and solutions


throughout the state from a multi-agency/jurisdictional






Description: Conservation planning initiatives are numerous





throughout Arizona spanning multiple scales while engaging


multiple stakeholders, agencies and jurisdictions. This session


features current geospatial research focused on assessing the


projected impacts of future urban growth on wildlife connectivity


around Tucson and Saguaro National Park, evaluation


of the proposed I-11 corridor alternatives as they related


to a multi-disciplinary habitat enhancement prioritization


framework, trans-boundary conservation modeling and


prioritization between southern Arizona and Mexico, and local


jurisdictional conservation planning applications throughout


Pima County.




Moderator: Ryan M. Perkl, PH.D., Assistant Professor of Planning,






School of Landscape Architecture & Planning, University of



Presenters: Julie Mikolajczyk, GIS Specialist/Wildlife Connectivity






Coordinator, Arizona Department of Game and Fish; Laura


Norman, Ph.D., Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey;


Elizabeth VanderLeeuw, GIS Analyst, Pima County ITD



Ryan Perkl