Project Code: FWS-USA-14

Use GIS to help an endangered species

Project Title Use GIS to help an endangered species
Project Summary Use remote sensing and GIS to track the progress of habitat restoration for two listed species - the southwestern willow flycatcher and the western yellow-billed cuckoo.
Country United States
Agency Fish and Wildlife Service
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

This project will utilize remote sensing to assess habitat restoration efforts. Specifically, this project will track 1) expansion of canopy cover, 2) cover of non-native plant species (Tamarisk, Siberian Elm, Russian olive), 3) amount of habitat within a given distance of water. Desire a candidate with interest in using machine learning techniques to classify images. Experience with R and/or Python helpful.

Required Skills or Interests
Data analysis
GIS expertise
Additional Information

This project is a great way to help with species conservation and better understand the work that goes on at a National Wildlife Refuge. The candidate chosen will gain valuable real-life experience while helping inform management for threatened and endangered species.