Briefly Noted

US Government Launches

Built on ArcGIS Hub, is a public-facing website that connects visitors to tools and resources that support locally led conservation efforts across the United States. Launched by the Biden-Harris administration, the website is the first federally sponsored, interagency resource that directly supports the 30×30 Initiative, which seeks to conserve 30 percent of US land and water by 2030. The website also includes two apps created with ArcGIS Experience Builder that enable users to discover federal conservation grant opportunities and local conservation assistance programs. Additionally, the website has a custom JavaScript app that lets users explore a robust catalog of conservation-related, federally sponsored datasets and metrics, as well as an ArcGIS StoryMaps story that highlights federal restoration investments across the country.

Esri YPN Establishes Regional Chapters

The Esri Young Professionals Network (YPN) now has seven regional chapters across the United States—in Redlands, California; Washington, DC; Denver, Colorado; Charlotte, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; and San Antonio, Texas. Each chapter hosts two in-person meetups per year in varying formats. YPN also recently started the YPN Ambassador program, which helps participants grow their professional networks, get noticed by peers and recruiters, and develop communication and leadership skills.