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Busy field season begins for GSS

May 2, 2019


In early April, GeoSpatial Services (GSS) staff began what is going to be a busy spring and summer of traveling for fieldwork to support their wetland mapping projects. Dave Rokus, GIS analyst, traveled through Utah and New Mexico as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wetland Status and Trends program. Rokus then met up with Andy Robertson, GSS director, and John Anderson, GIS and Natural Resources analyst, in western New Mexico for fieldwork related to a project with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). That same week, Andy Nadeau, Natural Resource specialist, was at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico, meeting with National Park Service staff about a digital file conversion project. This week, Robertson, Kevin Benck, GIS analyst, and Al Rabine, GIS technician, are at Fort Berthold in North Dakota, working on a wetland project with the area’s tribal government.

During May, the following field trips will take place:

  • Kevin Stark, assistant director of GSS, Nick Lemcke, GIS analyst, and Darren Omoth, GIS technician, will travel to North Dakota for a project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Eric Lindquist, GIS analyst, Peter McColl, GIS analyst, and Stark will travel to Wyoming for a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) project.
  • Robertson, Anderson, and student intern Zack Ansell will travel to central New Mexico for another project with the NMED.

Trips occurring later this summer include:

  • Lindquist, Nadeau, and Stark will travel to Idaho in June for the BLM project.
  • Stark and Lindquist will travel to east-central Alaska in July, also for the BLM project.
  • Robertson and Jeff Knopf, GIS analyst, will travel to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northern Alaska in July for a project with the Fish and Wildlife Service.