Information is arguably our most valuable tool, and the knowledge of an organization is one of its greatest assets. Good information management saves time and money and can help an organization attain its goals.
Our GIS & Informatics Group is well-known for helping Sonoma Ecology Center and other organizations quickly and effectively access their information, whether it’s in the form of documents, data sheets and databases, maps, or GIS data. A wide range of skills and over 45 years combined experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), programming, and information management enable our team to develop customized solutions for conservation applications, whether the project is big or small.
We have worked with a wide variety of clients, including university researchers, conservation non-profits, government agencies, and private landowners. Our recent clients include: NOAA Fisheries, Golden Gate National Park, UC Davis Road Ecology Program, Marin Municipal Water District, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Water Agency, and Morro Bay National Estuary Program.
Sonoma Ecology Center's GIS and Informatics staff are skilled in ESRI and Microsoft software as well as open-source techniques, including:
- Groundwater Recharge Mapping
- Maps and cartographic design for planning, reports, and educational uses
- GIS system set-up and training
- Analysis and modeling processes
- Online interactive maps
- Database design and software development
- Field data collection and management tools
- Online libraries and data portals
- Training in data collection and information management practices
Sonoma Valley Knowledge Base
Sonoma Valley Groundwater Recharge Potential Mapping
Sonoma Creek Watershed Historic Salmonid Habitat and Abundance GIS Mapping Project
Kenwood Alluvial Fan
Northern California Arundo Distribution Data
San Francisco Bay Area Conservation Commons
GeoWeed Invasive Plant Mapping Software
Data Analysis for NOAA NMFS Coho and Multi-species Salmonid Recovery Plans