Preservation Summer School

Conference Sessions

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. The Pennsylvania Barn & Farm Symposium takes place on  Thursday, June 20.

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Identify, Quantify, Engage: Utilizing GIS to Bring Preservation to the People

How do we empower citizen advocates to take effective action, inform decision-making and advocate for positive outcomes? Learn about NatureServe, an award-winning platform that seeks to provide easy access to accurate, current scientific and conservation information, from the GIS Fellow for Chesapeake Conservancy. A special case study details the work of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, which has worked for two years to identify valuable places for conservation, including national historic landmarks, scenic byways, and American Battlefield Protection Program study areas.  The PA SHPO will talk about PA-SHARE, the Pennsylvania’s Historic and Archaeological Resource Exchange, a new GIS-based tool currently under development.
Jake Leizear, GIS Fellow for Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office
Noël Strattan, PA SHPO, CRGIS Coordinator
Merrick Berg, PA SHPO IT Project Manager

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