GSS was recently awarded new work from their partners and clients in multiple areas of the country. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wetlands mapping group of GSS recently bid on and won numerous projects in both Alaska and the lower 48 states. The group will take on additional project work in Idaho and five new project areas in Alaska. This is in addition to the current mapping work going on in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Alaska. The BLM group within GSS currently has five full-time staff members and 17 students engaged in landscape-level wetland mapping under the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
Another group within GSS, also working with the USFWS on NWI wetland mapping in North Dakota, has recently been awarded contracts to complete mapping across 14 additional counties in central North Dakota. The GSS North Dakota group will work toward the completion of this project over the next 18 months. After its completion, the GSS mapping teams will have completed mapping across most of the state. The North Dakota project engages 14 Saint Mary’s students and three full-time GSS staff members. To see maps of some of the new project areas, visit the GSS website: http://www.geospatialservices.org/news/2020/10/21/geospatial-services-awarded-new-projects.
Caption: Andy Robertson (left) studies an Alaska wetland with a project partner.