For over 20 years Wild Utah Project has provided agency partners and more than twenty conservation organizations in the Intermountain West with a variety of GIS services contributing toward conservation planning and research goals. Our services combine scientific expertise in conservation biology and technical knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to respond to a wide array of spatial analyses and mapping needs. Examples of this work and contributions to a diverse group of partners include key conservation proposals such as the Red Rock Wilderness proposal, Heart of the West – a Wildlands Network design-, and the Canada Lynx Least-Cost Path Analysis - access to these example coming soon-. Our current GIS services are focused on the following areas of expertise: Mapping and Cartography, Web GIS, and Spatial Analysis and Modeling. Wild Utah Project uses ESRI software and is proud to be a grantee of the ESRI Conservation program.
From small to large format maps, we offer map design services using the principles of cartography and graphic design. Our main tool Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow us to develop a variety of mapping processes and data transformations and render maps for different audiences and purposes.
Using the combined advantages of the Web and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) we offer our partners several web mapping applications deployed through the Web. Without the need of specialized software, our users can access critical conservation related geographic data at anytime.
Data analysis is a critical element to understanding underlying processes in wildlife habitat and wildlands conservation. Through spatial analysis, geo-statistics, and spatial modeling we offer our partners an array of analysis services that explain or predict implications of opportunities and threats to wildlife and wildlife habitat interactions.
Wild Utah Project GIS Lab
In 2018, we completed the implementation of our GIS Lab as a dedicated branch of Wild Utah Project that works on developing specialized GIS services, applications, and research in the areas of large landscape conservation, wildlife corridors, and eco-regional planning. Our plan is to grow our current GIS staff, increase GIS internship opportunities, and host a doctoral fellowship in partnership with local universities.