Discover a geographic approach to restoring, preserving, and protecting the environment.
The planet faces increasing ecological challenges. As a result, the work of environmental and natural resource management organizations is becoming increasingly difficult. Finding a Sustainable Balance: GIS for Environmental Management explores a collection of real-life stories about how these organizations successfully use geographic information system (GIS) technology to monitor and track environmental assets in real time, increase transparency and outcomes, and prevent environmental hazards from becoming disasters.
With this book, you’ll learn how GIS can help improve operations in land and wildlife management, outdoor recreation, and environmental regulation. It also includes a section on next steps that provides helpful ideas, strategies, tools, and actions to help jump-start your environmental management GIS use. A collection of online resources, including additional stories, videos, concepts, and downloadable tools is also included.
Sunny Fleming is Esri's industry specialist for Environment and Conservation. With a background in plant ecology and botany, she has applied location intelligence throughout her career; from monitoring species in the field to helping state parks manage recreational assets across their systems. She continues to pursue her passion for the environment by supporting others in applying location intelligence to their work.
Matt Artz is a content strategist for Esri Press. He brings a wide breadth of experience in environmental science, technology, and marketing.