Western Sandpiper

The Gulf Joint Venture (GCJV) GIS Technical Committee supports the development and maintenance of geospatial habitat and population data by GCJV partners to inform integrated bird conservation planning and evaluation.

  • Provide technical review and guidance to the GCJV GIS/RS Analyst in incorporating biological input from other GCJV staff and committees into GIS models that depict priority conservation targets.
  • Provide technical review and guidance to the GCJV GIS/RS Analyst regarding technical aspects of geo-spatial and remote sensing science (e.g., hardware, software, processing, metadata, modeling, etc.).
  • Establish long-term data development goals and standards consistent with GCJV mission, purpose, and objectives.
  • Assist the GCJV GIS/RS Analyst in creating and maintaining an inventory of relevant geo-spatial data holdings by GCJV partners.
  • Guide the development and maintenance of an information delivery system via internet mapping applications to support accomplishments, goals, and objectives of GCJV conservation plans.
  • Coordinate otherwise independent geospatial activities among GCJV partners to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Determine the training needs of GCJV partners for using spatial data hardware and software applications and provide guidance in meeting the needed training.
  • Develop and standardize protocols for data development, formats, and sharing including Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures.
  • Maintain Level 1 FGDC metadata for all datasets.

GIS Technical Committee Structure and Membership

The GIS Technical Committee is comprised of representatives from GCJV partners. The GCJV RS/GIS Analyst serves as Chairperson. GIS Technical Committee membership is at the discretion of each respective Board member in consultation with the GCJV RS/GIS Analyst, Biological Team Leader and Coordinator, and is based on specific skills and knowledge necessary to fulfill the GIS Technical Committee purposes. Members are aware of the geospatial data holdings of their organization, proficient in the use of geospatial and/or remote sensing technologies, and generally hold positions at the Analyst level or above in their respective organizations.

USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
The mission of the Gulf Coast Joint Venture is to advance the conservation of important bird habitats within the GCJV region through biological planning, implementation of habitat conservation actions, and focused monitoring and evaluation of the planning and implementation process. The GCJV encompassess a wide variety of habitats, from seagrass beds, coastal marsh, and barrier islands to bottomland forests, fresh emergent wetlands, rice fields, and bald cypress swamps.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000
PHONE: 225-785-2404
To manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana's renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations; to provide opportunities for knowledge of and use and enjoyment of these resources; and to promote a safe and healthy environment for the users of the resources.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, Texas 78744
PHONE: 512-389-8076
FAX: 512-389-8300

The mission of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70360
PHONE: 337-266-8543
FAX: 337-266-8616
The mission of the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center is to develop and disseminate scientific information needed for understanding the ecology and values of our nation's wetlands and for managing and restoring wetland habitats and associated plant and animal communities.

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center/Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana
150 Terrace Avenue C-110
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
PHONE: 225-342-1485
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana is responsible for integrating hurricane protection, storm damage reduction, flood control, coastal protection & restoration efforts, and associated infrastructure construction & maintenance in the State of Louisiana.

1505 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
PHONE: 601-432-2202
FAX: 601-432-2203
email address
It is the mission of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks to conserve and enhance Mississippi's natural resources, to provide continuing outdoor recreational opportunities, to maintain the ecological integrity and aesthetic quality of the resources and to ensure socioeconomic and educational opportunities for present and future generations.

Texas Chapter - The Nature Conservancy
200 Grayson St. Ste. 202
San Antonio, TX 78125
PHONE: 210-301-5773
FAX: 210-228-9805
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

30571 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
PHONE: 251-626-5474
FAX: 251-621-1489
The Department's major goal is to promote the statewide stewardship and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources, and to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy these resources.

Ducks Unlimited
Southern Regional Office
193 Business Park Drive, Ste. E
Ridgeland, MS 39157
PHONE: 601-956-1936
FAX: 601-956-7814
The mission of Ducks Unlimited is to fulfill the annual life cycle needs of North American waterfowl by protecting, enhancing, restoring and managing important wetlands and associated uplands.

299 Hwy 332 West
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
PHONE: 979-480-0999
FAX: 979-480-0999
The mission of the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is the study and conservation of birds and their habitat in and around the Gulf of Mexico. Their purpose is to be a catalyst for bird conservation through individual and community partnerships and the sharing of expertise and knowledge. They value stewardship of birds and their ecosystems, partnerships with all, and sharing of expertise and knowledge.

806 Bayou Black Drive
Houma, LA 70360
PHONE: 985-853-3010
FAX: 985-872-1509
The mission of the ConocoPhillips Coastal Wetlands is to help restore, enhance, and manage coastal habitats in Southeast Louisiana, increasing the ecological significance of the largest privately owned wetland complexes in the United States by identifying ways to make coastal restoration projects more affordable through new technology or altering current restoration methods.

USFWS, National Wildlife Refuge System
Southwest Region (R2)
9828 N. 31st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
PHONE: 602-906-5727
Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Southeast Region (R4)
1875 Century Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30345
PHONE: 404-679-7188
Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

7701 Telegraph Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22315
PHONE: 703-428-7071
FAX: 703-428-8435
The mission of the United States Army Corps of Engineers is to deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-262-7001 Fax: 337-262-7000
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