National Parks 2.0
Thursday, September 1st | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Steve Shackelton—Former Chief Ranger of the National Park Service
Steve Shackelton knows a thing or two about national parks. As the chief ranger of the National Park Service from 2010 to 2012, he helped manage 84 million acres of parkland, which saw 280 million visitors per year.
As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Shackelton believes geographic information system (GIS) technology is instrumental in protecting these natural wonders for another 100 years.
By using high-tech mapping tools built by Esri, the National Park Service is improving its visitor services, offsetting the effects of climate change, and dealing with large-scale events like wildfire and insect infestation.
Come to the next Redlands Forum for an inside look at America's most famous national parks and how maps are helping to preserve them.