Conservation

Building Out the ASEAN Biodiversity Dashboard: An Accessible, Hands-On Approach to Conservation Education

With a goal to enhance and increase the efficiency of major conservation efforts and prevent species extinction across the ASEAN Region, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) partnered with NatureServe—a nonprofit that provides biodiversity data to a plethora of conservation organizations—to create an interactive, online biodiversity dashboard.  Read More

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Carbon Benefits Calculator

Blue Raster partnered with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to create a robust Carbon Benefits Calculator. This tool estimates and visualizes the carbon impact of past and planned conservation efforts, restoration, and improved land management activities of NFWF.  Read More

New Era for Plant Mapping at New York Botanical Garden with PlantTracker

Looking to upgrade their public mapping presence and expand internal use of GIS, NYBG and Blue Raster partnered to develop PlantTracker. Replacing a previous tool, PlantTracker is the online catalog of NYBG’s living collections used to find plants, navigate the grounds, get plant information, view photographs, and take curated tours.  Read More

Promoting Sustainable Forestry Practices with High Resolution Imagery

Blue Raster is proud to have developed and supported an audit area tool for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This solution pulls data so that auditors can examine historic and current tree cover before going on site to complete their inspections. Blue Raster recently integrated high resolution satellite imagery from Planet and Sentinel into the audit area tool.  Read More

Esri Nonprofit Specialty: Enabling Nonprofits to Use GIS for Greater Impact

Blue Raster is a proud member of the Esri Nonprofit Specialty. Partners in the Nonprofit Specialty are recognized for their alignment with and their knowledge and expertise of Esri’s Nonprofit Organization Program.  Read More

Make Way for Whales (And Environmental Hope)

The Smithsonian engaged with Blue Raster to create a StoryMap that illustrates research and its impact in an engaging and conversational way that would connect with students. Utilizing ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS StoryMaps the Blue Raster team built the “Make Way for Whales” StoryMap that shows how shifting shipping lanes increased the safety of whales.  Read More

Trillion Trees: An Interactive Look at Forest Regeneration

Trillion Trees is a joint venture between three of the world’s largest conservation organizations – BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and WWF – to end deforestation and restore tree cover. The organization aims to protect and restore forests to achieve one trillion trees by 2050, for the benefit of people, nature, and a stable climate.  Read More

Getting Conservation Efforts On The Map

The Northern Great Plains Joint Venture (NGPJV) aims to support and implement protection, enhancement, and restoration of prairie grassland, shrub-steppe, wetland, and riparian ecosystems. With an emphasis on sustaining and increasing populations of migratory and resident birds, their work spreads across North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.  Read More


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