Mapping a Greener Future for All

Mapping a Greener Future for All

Image: The lines that shape our cities (arcgis.com) Maps and storymaps shaping conservation married with social concerns “Maybe stories are just data with a soul.” 1 In our last Lightning Update, we covered some essential sources of data that many in the...
Hot Hot Hot! Global Warming Red Alert

Hot Hot Hot! Global Warming Red Alert

Photo: Wiki Commons On August 9, 2021, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report describing the inevitable and devastating impacts of climate change. This report was not the first to warn of impending doom, but it certainly...
Eyes in the Skies for Easement Monitoring

Eyes in the Skies for Easement Monitoring

High-Resolution Data: To the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), precision conservation means doing projects at the right place, the right scale, the right size, and the right time. This movement is redefining how landscape conservation is...
A Really Big Deal

A Really Big Deal

This view of Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, DC shows many of the kinds of green and grey infrastructure included in this really big deal.Credit: Georgetown BID Almost everyone agrees that our nation desperately needs major investments in repairing and...
Trees Please!

Trees Please!

Tree cover can be especially crucial—and is often especially lacking—in urban areas, like here in Baltimore.Credit: Blue Water Baltimore We all love a little shade for cooling and relaxing. We know the value of trees for birds and other wildlife. New emphasis on trees...