Posted by: James Mudd
Join the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Society for Conservation GIS at our first full chapter meeting!
We invite you to attend our 1st members meeting to be held virtually on May 29th 12-1pm via Zoom meeting (email email@example.com for Zoom information). This meeting is open to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professionals, novices, and non-users at all levels who are interested in building their GIS skills and networking with other practitioners to share their experience and challenges in using the software, accessing/managing/sharing data, building web applications, and building overall GIS capacity in your organizations.
Our chapter statement of purpose is: ‘... to provide a forum that fosters professional collaboration, builds technical capacity in conservation organizations through training and technical support, and provides networking opportunities for members of the conservation GIS user community in the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York.’
The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) assists conservationists worldwide in using Geographic Information Systems through communication, networking, scholarships, and training. Membership is open to anyone looking to engage in a GIS community to help them achieve their personal or organizational conservation goals. The mission of the Society for Conservation GIS is to build community, provide knowledge, and support individuals using Geographic Information Systems and science for the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage.
We intend for our chapter membership to be collaborative, open, and free (no member dues) to all. While not required for chapter membership, we encourage you to consider joining our parent International SCGIS organization, see https://www.scgis.org/ for more information. We hope you will join us and contribute to building our chapter into a valuable resource for the Hudson Valley conservation community. Please visit our facebook <https://www.facebook.com/hudsonvalleyscgis/> page for more information and feel free to spread the word to anyone you think would be interested in advancing the use of GIS in our conservation community. Best wishes and please take good care!
-Jim, Julia, Ed and Chris (your SCGIS-NYNV chapter steering committee)